Cotton Culture: Covering in the Seed
This image shows a gang of enslaved men and women covering cotton seeds with dirt, while a white overseer on horseback watches. According to the text, "crows consider cotton seed a great delicacy, and the common method of keeping them away. . . is suspending a tin pan between high stakes, which is beaten by a stone swinging on a cord (HW, p. 346).
Harper's Weekly (April 24, 1875), p. 344.
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