"Mosley's Sto" is a store
in a very small community. Alvin thought it very unique
because of the door being on the corner. Mr. Mosley
gave his permission to paint it and use his name which
was still on it even though he no longer ran it.
took place at the end of the day. Workers would
tie up their cotton sheets to be weighed and receive
their pay of three cents a pound. Some could pick
four to five hundred pounds a day. In those days
(the 1950's) that was pretty good, if you were a
"The Tenant House"
was the last house standing in this cotton community.
My husband feared it would be burned or torn down
and decided to photograph it for his first painting.
He put life back into it.
"Slave Street" was painted
of Boone Hall Plantation slave quarters near Charleston
S.C. There were nine cabins total and the dirt path
which ran beside them was called Slave Street. Alvin
wanted to paint it with people; the way it could have