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Cotton Harvesters.jpg
The full title of this photograph is "Three international pickers in a cotton field on Hopson Plantation, Mississippi Delta." It was taken by a photographer on contract with the Farm Services Administration, documenting agricultural practices and…

Wolcott--Day Laborers.jpg
The full title of this photograph is "Day laborers carrying sack of cotton from field to cotton house to be weighed, Marcella Plantation, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi." It was taken by a photographer hired by the Farm Security Administration during…

Cotton Spinning--1880.jpg
Two maps from an historical atlas show the rise of a southern textile industry, especially during the early 20th century. By 1926, the long-dominant New England region of textile manufactures was about even with the south; in another twenty years it…

Cotton--1900.jpg
Map illustrates US Census data as to cotton production per square mile. As of this time, the "Cotton Kingdom" of Frederick Law Olmstead's 1861 book still is similar in its geographical extent. In the decades ahead production would shift westward to…

Cotton Manufacturing.jpg
This simplified chart from US Census data shows how dramatically the location of cotton manufacturing in the US shifted from New England to the Southern states. There were several causes, including proximity to cotton fields, newer machinery, and…

Upland Cotton 2019.png
Chart created by the US Department of Agriculture shows county-level production of the more widely grown "upland cotton" variety. Although much of the old "Cotton Kingdom" of the antebellum south still produces this commodity, Texas has supplanted…

5326 cropped.jpg
Using Cotton in The Perry Knitting Company. Woon 'Mach' & Press Co. cotton machine.
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