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African American day laborers standing near and on the back of farm trucks parked on the side of a road near the Hallan Bridge while drivers bid and offer them between 50 cents and one dollar to work as cotton pickers on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations, Memphis, Tennessee, October 1939.

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African American day laborers standing near and on the back of farm trucks parked on the side of a road near the Hallan Bridge while drivers bid and offer them between 50 cents and one dollar to work as cotton pickers on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations, Memphis, Tennessee, October 1939.]

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Title
African American day laborers standing near and on the back of farm trucks parked on the side of a road near the Hallan Bridge while drivers bid and offer them between 50 cents and one dollar to work as cotton pickers on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations, Memphis, Tennessee, October 1939.
Names
United States. Farm Security Administration (Sponsor)
Wolcott, Marion Post (1910-1990) (Photographer)
Collection

Farm Security Administration Collection.

Tennessee.

Marion Post Wolcott.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1939-10
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Topics
Tennessee
Cotton pickers
Memphis (Tenn.)
African American agricultural laborers
Day laborers
Farm trucks
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Photographs and Prints Division, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Content: Original negative #: 30631-M5; Caption on back: "Day laborers being hired for cotton picking on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations. Between about 4 to 6:30 A.M., every morning during the season near the Hallan Bridge in Memphis, Tennessee crowds of negroes in the streets gather and are loaded into trucks by drivers who bid and offer them from 50¢ per day to $1.00. October 1939."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f640c400-c612-012f-9ab7-58d385a7bc34
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 day laborers standing near and on the back of farm trucks parked on the side of a road near the Hallan Bridge while drivers bid and offer them between 50 cents and one dollar to work as cotton pickers on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations, Memphis, Tennessee, October 1939." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f988-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "African American day laborers standing near and on the back of farm trucks parked on the side of a road near the Hallan Bridge while drivers bid and offer them between 50 cents and one dollar to work as cotton pickers on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations, Memphis, Tennessee, October 1939." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f988-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1939). African American day laborers standing near and on the back of farm trucks parked on the side of a road near the Hallan Bridge while drivers bid and offer them between 50 cents and one dollar to work as cotton pickers on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations, Memphis, Tennessee, October 1939. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f988-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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African American day laborers standing near and on the back of farm trucks parked on the side of a road near the Hallan Bridge while drivers bid and offer them between 50 cents and one dollar to work as cotton pickers on Mississippi and Arkansas plantations, Memphis, Tennessee, October 1939.