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African American cotton plantation workers, hired as day laborers, walking next to cotton field at Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, August 1940.

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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: 1940-08
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Topics
Mississippi
African Americans
Clarksdale (Miss.)
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 #: 54977-E; Schomburg copy negative #: SC-CN-00-039; Caption on back: "Day labor now is used almost exclusively on Hopson Plantation displacing the old tenants on the place. Cotton choppers are hired in nearby towns for 75¢ to $1.00 a day and trucked to the plantation. Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi. August 1940."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 10 x 8 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: caa2e390-c612-012f-1671-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1940: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "African American cotton plantation workers, hired as day laborers, walking next to cotton field at Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, August 1940." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f8c3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "African American cotton plantation workers, hired as day laborers, walking next to cotton field at Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, August 1940." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 3, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f8c3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1940). African American cotton plantation workers, hired as day laborers, walking next to cotton field at Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, August 1940. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f8c3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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African American cotton plantation workers, hired as day laborers, walking next to cotton field at Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, August 1940.