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[African American cotton plantation workers, hired as day laborers, walking next to cotton field at Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, August 1940.

Image ID: 1260031

[African American cotton plantation workers, hired as day laborers, walking next to cotton field at Hopson Plantation, C... (August 1940)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [African American cotton plantation workers, hired as day laborers, walking next to cotton field at Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, August 1940.

Creator

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

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Farm Security Administration -- Sponsor

Created Date

: August 1940

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

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

Item/Page/Plate

: 4717

Notes

: Original negative #: 54977-E; Schomburg copy negative #: SC-CN-00-039; Caption on back: "Day labor now is used almost exclusively on Hopson Plantation displacing the old tenants on the place. Cotton choppers are hired in nearby towns for 75ยข to $1.00 a day and trucked to the plantation. Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi. August 1940."

Source

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

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1260031

Record ID

: 612339

Digital Item Published

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

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