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African American cotton plantation worker, hired as a day laborer, riding a mule and holding down a sack of cotton in the cotton field at Nugent Plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, October 1939.

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Title
African American cotton plantation worker, hired as a day laborer, riding a mule and holding down a sack of cotton in the cotton field at Nugent Plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, October 1939.
Names
United States. Farm Security Administration (Sponsor)
Wolcott, Marion Post (1910-1990) (Photographer)
Collection

Farm Security Administration Collection.

Mississippi.

Marion Post Wolcott.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1939-10
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Topics
Mississippi
Mules
African American men
Cotton plantation workers
Day laborers
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Photographs and Prints Division, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Content: Original negative #: 30542-M3; Caption on back: "'Riders' bring in the sacks of cotton on mule's back from the field to the wagon where it is unloaded and weighed. This is day labor brought in from Greenville, and the pickers receive 75¢ per 100 pounds, on Nugent Plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi. October 1939."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c9bc9410-c612-012f-dce9-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1939: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "African American cotton plantation worker, hired as a day laborer, riding a mule and holding down a sack of cotton in the cotton field at Nugent Plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, October 1939." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f8bf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "African American cotton plantation worker, hired as a day laborer, riding a mule and holding down a sack of cotton in the cotton field at Nugent Plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, October 1939." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 25, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f8bf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1939). African American cotton plantation worker, hired as a day laborer, riding a mule and holding down a sack of cotton in the cotton field at Nugent Plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, October 1939. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f8bf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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African American cotton plantation worker, hired as a day laborer, riding a mule and holding down a sack of cotton in the cotton field at Nugent Plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, October 1939.