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King cotton, Augusta, Ga.
Title: King cotton, Augusta, Ga.
Date: 1900-1914

Postcard image of artistic rendering of a flowering branch of cotton. Augusta's premier location on the Savannah River allowed the city to become a center for the cotton trade in the United States. During the early 1900s, Augusta was recognized as the second largest inland cotton market in the world, and was promoted within the United States as the "Lowell of the South." By 1908, Augusta was home to thirteen cotton mills that employed nearly seven thousand Augustans.

Front of postcard: "2210."

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--Flowering | 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.
King cotton, Augusta, Ga. Chicago : Curt Teich Co., [between 1900 and 1914]
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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