Picking Cotton, U.S. South, 1873-74
Men and women in the field; baskets loaded with picked cotton. Although post-emancipation, this scene evokes the period of slavery as well. Published earlier in Edward King, The Great South . . . profusely illustrated from original sketches by J. Wells Champney (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 307.
Ernst von Hesse-Wartegg, Mississippi-Fahrten [Travels on the lower Mississippi, 1879-1880] (Leipzig, 1881). (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)
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