• 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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  • 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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  • Hughes Heating Company

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the 1934 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee displaying a coal-burning device called "Black Servant" made by Hughes Heating Company. The sign claims that it "solves all fuel burning pro…

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  • 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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  • Poultry Exhibit

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    A poultry exhibit at the 1931 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. It demonstrates a method for raising chicklets in trays.

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  • Buchanon Brothers Honey

    A photograph of Buchanon Brothers Honey exhibited at the 1914 Tennessee State Fair.

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  • Lumberjacks

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    Lumberjacks working in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Cudahy Packing Company

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibition at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. The stand advertises various canned meats packaged by the Cudahy Packing Company. Several signs explain how they are a "million dollar cotton…

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  • Lumberjacks hauling a log

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    Lumberjacks hauling a log in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Bureau Farm Poultry

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the Tri-State Fair in Memphis, Tennessee advertising a method of raising chickens.

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  • Shelby County Penal Farm

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit of the Shelby County Penal Farm at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. It shows a stacked tower of canned products.

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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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  • Hauling logs

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    Hauling logs through the mud in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Cotton Picker

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

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  • Lumberjacks

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    Lumberjacks chopping down a tree in a field near Memphis, Tennessee.

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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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  • Rust Cotton Picker

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    A Rust Cotton Picker at the 1935 National Cotton Show in Memphis, Tennessee. It is a McCormick-Deering Farmalll with Goodyear tires.

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  • D. Canale and Company

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    An exhibit at the 1934 Mid-South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee of a grocery store displaying the sorts of items they carry.

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