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May 8, 2019

1940 – Cultivating Cotton

A fleet of Farmall tractors cultivating cotton August 1940 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Tractors have taken the place of the mule and the plow on Hopson Plantation where day labor is used almost exclusively, displacing the old tenants on the place.

Photos by Wolcott, Marion Post (1919-1990) These photographs are from the Library of Congress, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives Collection.



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