Picking Cotton, Mississippi, 1881

Source

Willard W. Glazier, Down the Great River: Embracing an Account of the Discovery of the True Source of the Mississippi (Philadelphia, 1887), p. 375. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Description

Captioned, Negroes Picking Cotton; a cotton gin is in the background. The author visited a plantation near Vicksburg in 1881. Although the scene depicted is post-emancipation, it evokes the labor of many thousands of people during the period of slavery.

Date Created

1881

Language

English

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

Glazier
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