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Source:   Marion Post Wolcott.


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[African American day laborers standing near and on the back of farm trucks parked on the side of a road near the Hallan Bridge while drivers bid and offer them between 50 cents and one dollar to work as cotton pickers on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations, Memphis, Tennessee, October 1939.

Image ID: 1260216

[African American day laborers standing near and on the back of farm trucks parked on the side of a road near the Hallan... (October 1939)


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Image Title

:  [African American day laborers standing near and on the back of farm trucks parked on the side of a road near the Hallan Bridge while drivers bid and offer them between 50 cents and one dollar to work as cotton pickers on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations, Memphis, Tennessee, 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

: 4686

Notes

: Original negative #: 30631-M5; Caption on back: "Day laborers being hired for cotton picking on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations. Between about 4 to 6:30 A.M., every morning during the season near the Hallan Bridge in Memphis, Tennessee crowds of negroes in the streets gather and are loaded into trucks by drivers who bid and offer them from 50ยข per day to $1.00. October 1939."

Source

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

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1260216

Record ID

: 612607

Digital Item Published

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

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