Loading Cotton on River Steamer, U.S. South, mid to late 19th cent.

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Image Reference

Edmund Ollier, Cassell's History of the United States (London, 1874-77), Vol. 3, p. 217

Captioned "Loading a Cotton Steamer," shows river steamer and the manner in which cotton bales are loaded; perhaps dating to slave period and based on an eye-witness "sketch by Miss C. Hopley."