Hauling and Shipping Cotton, Savannah, Georgia, 1871

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Image Reference

Leslie's Illustrated (Oct. 14, 1871), pp. 73 and 76. ( Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

Although dating from the post-slavery period, this illustration of stevedores loading cotton bales could well serve for earlier times. (Slide of image and bibliographic citation, courtesy of Phil Lapsansky)