Cotton Harvest, U.S. South,1850s

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This record was last updated on 10 Feb 2017

Image Reference

William O. Blake, The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade (Columbus, Ohio, 1862), facing p. 129; also found in earlier editions

Caption, "Plantation-cotton picking"; carter with ox-cart hauling bales of cotton; field laborers with baskets of picked cotton. Blake does not identify the source for this illustration, but it seems to be one that originally appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine (vol. 8, p. 460); see image reference NW0076 on this website.