Picking Cotton, South Carolina, 1880


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This record was last updated on 18 Aug 2010

Image Reference
Leslie03b

Source
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly (1880), vol. 9, p. 568 (top). (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Although published after the Civil War, this scene could have been witnessed during the later antebellum period. The illustration accompanies a long descriptive article on cotton production, Cotton, in the Coast and Upland Fields of South Carolina, by Jennie Haskell (pp. 567-574).