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A Southern cotton field
Title: A Southern cotton field
Date: 1900-1909

Turn-of-the-twentieth century postcard image of men, women, and children, picking cotton, presumably in Augusta, Georgia. Cotton crops were planted in April and harvested during the months of August and September. Harvesting cotton was an arduous task as each plant had to be hand-picked three or four times each season.

Inscribed on verso: "Augusta, Ga., Dec. 1, 1909, We are beginning, this morning, a new month. It doesn't seem like Dec. but we have the furnace going to celebrate. I have been sewing all my spare time this week, so nothing much exciting has happened. Am looking for a letter this morning. --Lovingly, Ella."

Addressed to Mrs. Caroline M. Mayo, 24 Winter St. Orange, Mass.

Original postcard scanned and described by the Digital Library of Georgia as a part of Georgia HomePLACE: an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service and GALILEO.

Subjects: Cotton--Georgia--Augusta--Pictorial works | Cotton growing--Georgia--Augusta | Cotton picking--Georgia--Augusta--Pictorial works | Picture postcards | Augusta (Ga.) | Richmond County (Ga.)
Contributors: Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (Augusta, Ga.) | Digital Library of Georgia | Picturing Augusta Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)
Online publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005.
Original material: 1 postcard : col. ill.
A Southern cotton field. [S.l.] : Raphael Tuck & Sons', [between 1900 and 1909]
Picturing Augusta: historic postcards from the collection of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.
Rights: Cite as: [title of postcard], Augusta and Environs Picture Post Cards in Color, East Central Central Georgia Regional Library, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

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