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Figure 163.     Poster: People with a sheet of cotton

Photos of people standing beside the cotton they have picked are not easy to find.  South Carolina Library seemed to have only three such photos.  This photo looks like a sharecropper’s family—the whole family working together and putting all the cotton they picked on a common sheet.  The head of the family received a share of the income from the sale of the cotton to pay him for all the work that he and his family had done on the cotton crop all year long.  (Photo 5065-49 courtesy of South Carolina Library.  Poster by Amelia Vernon, about 2001.) 
People with sheet of cotton


Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998. Revised, 2007.