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[African American cotton plantation worker, hired as a day laborer, riding a mule and holding down a sack of cotton in the cotton field at Nugent Plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, October 1939.

Image ID: 1260029

[African American cotton plantation worker, hired as a day laborer, riding a mule and holding down a sack of cotton in t... (October 1939)


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Image Title

:  [African American cotton plantation worker, hired as a day laborer, riding a mule and holding down a sack of cotton in the cotton field at Nugent Plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, October 1939.

Creator

: Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990 -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Farm Security Administration -- Sponsor

Created Date

: October 1939

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.

Item/Page/Plate

: 4708

Notes

: Original negative #: 30542-M3; Caption on back: "'Riders' bring in the sacks of cotton on mule's back from the field to the wagon where it is unloaded and weighed. This is day labor brought in from Greenville, and the pickers receive 75ยข per 100 pounds, on Nugent Plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi. October 1939."

Source

: Farm Security Administration Collection. / Mississippi. / Marion Post Wolcott.

Location

: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

Digital ID

: 1260029

Record ID

: 612335

Digital Item Published

: 12-10-2004; updated 5-23-2012

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