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Born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1909 Eudora Welty was obviously affected both by her mother's love of reading and her father's fascination with photography. By 1931, when her father died of leukaemia, she had obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in the University of Wisconsin and attended Columbia University Graduate School of Business where she concentrated on advertising. Returning to Jackson she worked for Jackson's first radio channel followed by the Works Progress Administration. On her website Margret Bing outlines the essential tasks of the WPA in 1935 as a Federal initiative to provide work for both white and blue collar workers. In the case of white collar employees that was particularly within the sphere of public art, music, theatre and composing (Bing). Currently Welty was participated in taking photographs of Mississippi people. A Selection of these photographs was published in 1971 in Just One Time One Place: Mississippi in the Depression: a Snapshot Album. From the introduction to the 1996 edition William Maxwell when commenting on her job quotes a sentence out of her novel, The Optimist's Daughter: "The mystery of how little we know of people is not any better than the mystery of how much" (5), that catches the lightness of touch she uses to signify the gist of the characters from Ladies in Spring. Welty went on to correct a assortment of short stories and novels receiving recognition both in America and Europe before her death in 2001. This lightness of touch and photographer's eye is likewise evident in the theme of color used to sharpen the image especially of the characters in her short story Ladies at Spring, as for example in, "dressed alike in overalls and wrapped jackets, [...] just one black headed, one tow led" (1), Miss Hattie's blac...