• Cotton Field

    This is a black-and-white photograph of a cotton field with trees in the background and a small wooden shed in the distance. There is the name "Poland Photo, Memphis 10" in the bottom right hand corne…

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  • Cotton warehouses

    View of a cobblestone road lined with cotton warehouses and cotton bales out front. There is a man sitting on one of the bales to the left, and stares across the street towards some billboard advertis…

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  • Cotton Picker

    A photograph of a man operating the long arm of an early cotton picker.

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  • Cotton picking

    This photograph features seven African American cotton pickers at work, supervised by a man on horseback. There are two houses in the distance.

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  • Weighing Cotton

    Men weighing cotton with a scale and lead weights inside a warehouse.

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  • Convention of Cotton Planters

    Anderson, Frederick Tanqueray, 1846-1926

    A sketch for Harper's Weekly depicting the Convention of Cotton Planters in Memphis, TN. Representatives from other states include Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia.

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  • Oliver Tucker Seed Catalog

    A soft cover seed catalog. Both the cover and back page are in color. The cover has a photograph of a cotton field, as well as a photograph of Oliver F. Tucker. Page 3 has a phtograph of Tucker, as we…

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  • McCormick cotton picker

    A photograph of a man operating a McCormick M-12-H cotton picker.

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  • Small scale growing of cotton in Memphis, Tennessee

    This photograph shows two men with a mule and a plow. One man is wearing a suit, the other man is wearing work clothes, he is likely a sharecropper. A large farm operation appears in the background.

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  • Cotton Picking

    This photograph features five African American cotton pickers at work. One is on horseback. There's a large baskets in the foreground full of harvested cotton.

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  • Oliver Tucker Seed Company

    A soft-cover catalog offering seeds from the Oliver Tucker Seed Company in Memphis, Tennessee. The front and back cover is in full color. The cover shows a little boy with a horseshow with the motto:…

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  • Cotton Gin

    Workers at a barn housing a cotton gin. Out front is a deck with workers standing on bales of cotton. To the left is an open-frame shed.

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