TBT: The Sprott Post Office, 2016

The Sprott Post Office was made famous first by James Agee and Walker Evans, who spent a few weeks of 1936 in the area of Hale County. Their trip later became the material of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Sprott was made famous again, decades later, by the works of artist William Christenberry. This isolated part of Alabama’s Black Belt is rarely traveled, but still remains as a historically significant spot. You can read about the tiny Sprott Post Office’s history, but some friends and I took a ride in the Black Belt a few weeks ago, and this is what it looks like today. What matters most, I think, is that it’s still standing.

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