DMH Spotlight Election night, Plains, GA 1976. Billy Carter, Ms. Lillian and Jimmy Back

Good ole boys hanging out at the polling place, Election Day, 1976....See the full list of Diana MAra Henry's photographs fo Plains GA online at U Mass Amherst, below. This is the tip of the iceberg, hundreds of negatives are in the Diana Mara Henry 20th Century Photographer Spciel Collection....

       

 


Listening to election returns on the platform of the train depot, Ms Lillian tracks, then savors the prospects as DMH waits with her.

Then,her son Jimmy Carter was declared the winner, and she pulled the newsfeed earpiece from her ear.
 

The white house cake had been prepared; friends pulled off their wraps and revealed their Jimmy Won! teeshirts.

Miss Lillian hugs her other son, Billy...


it was all about Jimmy Carter, the day after his election, basking in Plains, Georgia, then applauded by faithful Ms. Lillian.

Back at the train depot, Ms. Lillian finally got tired of the congratulatory calls.

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Received this interesting recap from the young man in the photo: "I was drum major of the marching band at nearby Americus High School. We had played all summer at campaign rallies, and were playing election night any time they wanted. When it became apparent that Jimmy had won and was returning to Plains, someone sent me a pass to the platform and asked me to come up there and play the piano for the crowd to sing "God Bless America" when he arrived. Since I didn't have any sheet music, your photo caught me figuring out how to play it by ear. Of course, the crowd was so excited we never sang the song...." Terre Johnson, 7/12/2015

 

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Terre is also in the photo below, standing at right behind the TVs.

 

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Plains eatery

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Plains (Ga.) - The facade of a Plains eatery in Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter's birthplace.
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Plains (Ga.) - A line up of telephones on the ground for the Carter campaign in Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter's hometown.
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Plains (Ga.) - Plains, Georgia telephone directory open on counter showing all listings during 1976.
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Plains (Ga.) - Worm farm worker at worm beds in Plains, Georgia.
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Plains (Ga.) - Messages pouring into telex machines in Plains, Georgia, Carter's hometown, on election night.
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Plains (Ga.) - Lillian Carter applauds her son Jimmy Carter as he arrives in Plains, Georgia the day after his election to the Presidency.
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Plains (Ga.) - Kudzu vines taking over a house in Plains, Georgia.
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Plains (Ga.) - A fountain in Plains, Georgia, birthplace of Jimmy Carter.
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Plains (Ga.) - A worker with a wheelbarrow at the worm farm in Plains, Georgia owned by Hugh Carter, cousin of President Jimmy Carter.
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Plains (Ga.) - A Jimmy Carter supporter sits in front of a wall of campaign posters in the old train station in Plains, Georgia.
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Plains (Ga.) - A young man playing the piano with a portrait of Jimmy Carter on the wall in Plains, Georgia, Carter's hometown, during the 1976 presidential campaign.
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Plains (Ga.) - Two men standing outside a polling place during the Presidential election in Plains, Georgia.
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Plains (Ga.) - Sign reading "Senator Hugh Carter, Jimmy's 1st cousin, or Mr. Alton Carter, Jimmy's uncle, will be happy to autograph one of these books for you if you want a souvenir." Books available in Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter's hometown, during 1976 presidential campaign.
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Plains (Ga.) - Lillian Carter listening to the election returns in Plains, Georgia.
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Plains (Ga.) - African American worm farm worker in Plains, Georgia.
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Plains (Ga.) - Jimmy Carter supporters crowd around television sets on election night.
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Plains (Ga.) - Lillian and Billy Carter celebrate the Presidential victory of son and brother Jimmy Carter on election night.
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Plains (Ga.) - Lillian Carter reacts to the news that her son Jimmy Carter has won the Presidential election.
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Plains (Ga.) - Lillian Carter and other supporters with a cake shaped like the White House during the election night celebration of Jimmy Carter's Presidential victory.
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Plains (Ga.) - Lillian Carter being interviewed by the press on election night about her son Jimmy Carter's election to the Presidency.
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A kudzu vine grows on a building in Plains Georgia
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