Cotton Cultivation, U.S. South, 1875


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Source
Harper's Weekly (April 24, 1875), p. 344. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library; also, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ61-1423)

Comments
Field gang of men and women "covering the seed"; white overseer on horseback; tin pan on stake on right is to scare crows from eating the seed. Crows consider cotton seed "a great delicacy," and the "common method of keeping them away . . . is suspending a tin pan between high stakes, which is beaten by a stone swinging on a cord" (HW, p. 346).