Cotton Harvest, U.S. South,1850s

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Image Reference

William O. Blake, The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade (Columbus, Ohio, 1862), facing p. 129; also found in earlier editions (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library).

Caption, "Plantation-cotton picking"; carter with ox-cart hauling bales of cotton; field laborers with baskets of picked cotton. Blake does not identify the source for this illustration, but it seems to be one that originally appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine (vol. 8, p. 460); see image reference NW0076 on this website.