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Cotton field, Retreat Plantation, Port Royal Island, S.C. / Photographed by Hubbard & Mix, Beaufort, S.C.

Cotton field, Retreat Plantation, Port Royal Island, S.C. / Photograph...

Stereograph shows African Americans, possibly slaves, working in a cotton field. Title from item.

The house that Jeff built

The house that Jeff built

An extended and bitter indictment of Jefferson Davis and the Southern slave system. The work consists of a series of twelve vignettes with accompanying verse, following the scheme of the nursery rhyme "The Hous... more

Picking cotton, Savannah, Ga., early Negro life

Picking cotton, Savannah, Ga., early Negro life

Photo shows a group of six African American men and women posed picking cotton in a field.

A day's work ended / drawn by Matt Morgan.

A day's work ended / drawn by Matt Morgan.

African Americans bringing cotton in from field, Alabama. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v.65, 1887 Dec. 31, p. 333.

Eight Cotton Bale remedies. Crowned with merit and success

Eight Cotton Bale remedies. Crowned with merit and success

Advertisement for Cotton Bale Medicine Co. (Helena, Arkansas) patent medicines, including blood elixir, tonics, cough syrup, liver pills, liniment, healing balm, and "worm and liver shot." Image shows African A... more

The queen of industry, or the new south / Th. Nast.

The queen of industry, or the new south / Th. Nast.

Cover illustration shows a man labeled "King Cotton" leaning against a bale of cotton and stomping on the back of a slave in 1861, textile mills spewing smoke as African Americans pick cotton in 1882, and Colum... more

Frear's Silk Dep't

Frear's Silk Dep't

Persistent URL: digital.lib.muohio.edu/u?/tradecards,3378 ( http://digital.lib.muohio.edu/u?/tradecards,3378 ) .. Subject (TGM): Cotton pickers; Cotton plantations; Afro-Americans; Slaves; Slavery; Sharec... more

Jas. S. Kirk & Co. Soap Makers

Jas. S. Kirk & Co. Soap Makers

Persistent URL: digital.lib.muohio.edu/u?/tradecards,4562 ( http://digital.lib.muohio.edu/u?/tradecards,4562 ) .. Subject (TGM): Children; Afro-Americans; Ethnic groups; Ethnic stereotypes; Household soap... more

Picking cotton

Picking cotton

Photograph shows several people of all ages sitting on mats in a courtyard separating cotton from the plant. Watercolor drawings on the mount depict a flower in a vase in the upper right and a ship undersail wi... more

Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Company

Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Company

Persistent URL: digital.lib.muohio.edu/u?/tradecards,4040 ( http://digital.lib.muohio.edu/u?/tradecards,4040 ) .. Subject (TGM): Coffee industry; Statehood; Maps; Cotton industry; Cotton plantations; Cott... more

Cotton

Cotton

Photograph shows African American men and boy cotton pickers in field. Taken 9/15/97, M. Z. L. Fuller, Atlanta, Ga. Myrtis Morgan Fuller. Title from item.

Cotton picking scene. No. 390

Cotton picking scene. No. 390

Photograph shows African American woman and two men picking and hauling cotton in large field. Copyright 1898 by Russell Bros. Anniston, Ala. Title from item.

"In de lan' o' cotton"

"In de lan' o' cotton"

African Americans picking cotton. Copyright by F.L. Howe. Title transcribed from item.

Women and children in cotton field

Women and children in cotton field

Photograph shows African American women and children cotton pickers at work. Title from item.

Picking cotton scene

Picking cotton scene

Photograph shows African American cotton pickers at work. Copyright 1902 by O. Newton Cripps, Aiken, S.C. Title from item.

Women and children, Aiken, S.C.

Women and children, Aiken, S.C.

Photograph shows African American women, children, and men cotton pickers at work. Copyright 1907 by O. Newton Cripps, Aiken, S.C. Title from item.

The cotton planter and his pickers

The cotton planter and his pickers

Photograph shows Sam Williams (center, holding dog), his wife Diccie Williams (center in white), their youngest son Sidney Williams (in front of Sam), and other men, women, and children in a cotton field. (Sou... more

North Carolina, Henderson. Cotton picking

North Carolina, Henderson. Cotton picking

Photograph shows an African American family in cotton field. No. 1343. Title from item.

A picture of a cotton field

A picture of a cotton field

Title from NCLC caption card for no. 3269. Original caption card data does not match image. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3268. Credit line: National Child Labor Commi... more

Four year old cotton picker who picks fifteen pounds a day regularly and seven year old who picks fifty pounds a day. They live in emigrant wagons. Moving about from farm to farm. Location: McKinney vicinity, Texas

Four year old cotton picker who picks fifteen pounds a day regularly a...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3627. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Two families working together on Kimball farm near Waxahachie. The four year old picks nine pounds a day regularly and the eleven year old picks three hundred pounds a day. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Two families working together on Kimball farm near Waxahachie. The fou...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3678. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Elbert Hollingsworth, ten year old cotton picker. Picks 125 pounds a day. Also Ruby Hollingsworth, seven year old cotton picker. Works all day, early and late, in the hot sun. Picks about thirty-five pounds a day. Father, mother, and several brothers and sisters pick. They get only five or six months of schooling. "It's not 'nuff," the father said. The children said "We'd ruther go to school." Address Box 18, R.F.D. Location: Denison, Texas

Elbert Hollingsworth, ten year old cotton picker. Picks 125 pounds a d...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3547. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Eddie Marek a six year old cotton picker who picks fifty pounds a day. His sister thirteen years old picks one hundred pounds. Father and mother and some negroes also pick. A frugal Bohemian family. Own the farm of two hundred acres. Location: Houston vicinity, Texas

Eddie Marek a six year old cotton picker who picks fifty pounds a day....

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3597. Apparent discrepancy with caption for #3596 that refers to a sister who is eighteen years old. Credit... more

Five year old Willie Hesse. Picks fifteen pounds of cotton a day. Parents own the farm of eighty acres. Near West. Will get ten bales of cotton besides other things. Father and mother and some hired hands work. Farm well kept up. Location: West, Texas

Five year old Willie Hesse. Picks fifteen pounds of cotton a day. Pare...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3658. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

A group of children at a District School in cotton picking season. Petty's Chapel District School #20, near Corsicana. Only 40 per cent of the children who attend are here because the cotton is still being picked, in most districts the school term is being shortened to accommodate the picking. The children are above the average of country school children and this is an exceptional school, only two of the ten families represented here being "Renters" (see Hine Report on Texas). These children are getting 8 months school. Most of the rural schools in Texas give them 6 months or less. All these children, from the 5 year old up pick cotton. Location: Corsicana vicinity, Texas

A group of children at a District School in cotton picking season. Pet...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3651. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Hard Workers. Grady Carroll, nine year old cotton picker. He picks two hundred pounds a day. Brother Ed, ten years old picks three hundred pounds a day. Another brother thirteen years old picks four hundred pounds. Mother picks three hundred. Adults pick about five hundred pounds, getting $1.00 a hundred. The father rents the farm. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Hard Workers. Grady Carroll, nine year old cotton picker. He picks two...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3677. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Lloyd McMahan seven year old cotton picker on a farm near McKinney. "School hasn't begun yet." Usually it does not begin until picking is over. The whole family picks - nine members. Home conditions are good. Location: McKinney vicinity, Texas

Lloyd McMahan seven year old cotton picker on a farm near McKinney. "S...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3628. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Scene in a cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage near Waxahachie. These boys from seven years old upward pick cotton, helping this man outside of school hours. There are twenty children in this orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene in a cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage near Waxahachie. Thes...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3607. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. These boys, from seven years old and upward, pick cotton, helping this man, outside of school hours., There are 20 children in the Orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. T...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3611. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

The cotton pickers on this farm were temporary neighbors to the owner. Four adults and seven children. The latter as follows: one six year old boy picks one hundred pounds a day. His father said "He picks one hundred pounds every day." Two children of seven pick one hundred and fifty pounds a day each. One of nine years picks about two hundred pounds. Several from ten to fifteen pick three to four hundred pounds. The whole group picks a bale a day. Location: McKinney vicinity, Texas

The cotton pickers on this farm were temporary neighbors to the owner....

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3630. "Negative destroyed." Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Pr... more

Ruth. See preceding labels e.g., #3551. Location: Bells, Texas

Ruth. See preceding labels e.g., #3551. Location: Bells, Texas

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3552. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Two families working together on Kimball farm, near Waxahachie. The four year old picks nine pounds a day regularly and the eleven year old picks three hundred pounds a day. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Two families working together on Kimball farm, near Waxahachie. The fo...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3619. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Another Benkendorfer farm near West. Owned by father and well kept up. Mandy, six years old, picks twenty-five pounds a day. Sophie, nine years old picks ninety pounds a day. Seven in family. Frugal Bohemians. Contrast these owned farms with those of the renters. It is estimated that over half of the farms around here are rented. Location: West, Texas

Another Benkendorfer farm near West. Owned by father and well kept up....

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3660. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Millie. Four year old cotton picker on farm near Houston. Picks about wight i.e., eight pounds a day, regularly. See #3598. Location: Houston vicinity, Texas

Millie. Four year old cotton picker on farm near Houston. Picks about ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3599. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Ruby Hollingsworth, seven year old cotton picker. Works all day, early and late, in the hot sun. Picks about thirty-five pounds a day. Father, mother and several brothers and sisters pick. They get only five or six months of schooling. "It's not 'nuff," the father said. The children said "We'd ruther go to school." Address Box 18, R.F.D. Location: Denison, Texas

Ruby Hollingsworth, seven year old cotton picker. Works all day, early...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3546. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. These boys, from seven years old and upward, pick cotton, helping this man, outside of school hours. There are 20 children in the Orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. T...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3610. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Scene on the farm of S.N.? Whiteside, near Waxahachie. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick cotton regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene on the farm of S.N.? Whiteside, near Waxahachie. Children come o...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 3612. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Weighing cotton, Sunny South, Working hours

Weighing cotton, Sunny South, Working hours

Three photographs show African American children playing with, and sleeping on a pile of cotton boles; (1) three children holding ends of large sack with little girl inside sitting on cotton pile; (2) three chi... more

Vera Hill, 5 years old picks 25 pounds a day. See 4580. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Vera Hill, 5 years old picks 25 pounds a day. See 4580. Location: Coma...

Title from NCLC caption card. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 4581. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about the Na... more

Johnnie, Carrie and Jim Davenport picking cotton for MR. J. P. Daws, Route 1, Shawnee. Johnnie picks 75 pounds, Carrie 100 pounds and Jim 150 to 200 pounds a day. Get $1.00 a hundred pounds. No School yet. Mother is a renter; moves about a great deal. Lewis W. Hine. See W.H. Swift Report. Location: Potawotamie County, Oklahoma

Johnnie, Carrie and Jim Davenport picking cotton for MR. J. P. Daws, R...

Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Title from NCLC caption card for Hine no. 4597. Hine no. 4598. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints... more

Children of Mrs. Lawrence, a renter near Tinney, Okla. They go to Prairie Lee School. Beula is 13 years old and picks about 200 pounds a day when cotton is good. She drags and carries a bag that holds 50 pounds and more before it is emptied. Norma is 10 years old and picks from 100 to 150 pounds a day. Drags the sack which often holds 50 pounds or more before emptied. Randall is 9 years old; has picked over 100 pounds a day--usually less. He does not carry quite so large a sackful as his sisters. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Children of Mrs. Lawrence, a renter near Tinney, Okla. They go to Prai...

In album: Agriculture. Title from NCLC caption card for Hine no. 4569. Hine no. 4571. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General inform... more

Fred Hill, 3 years old, sometimes picks 20 pounds of cotton a day. See 4580. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Fred Hill, 3 years old, sometimes picks 20 pounds of cotton a day. See...

Title from NCLC caption card. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 4582. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about the Na... more

Edith, 11 years old and Blanche 13. Each picks about 100 pounds of cotton a day. Go to Beaver Bend School when through. Father, W.T. Rumage, Route 1, Lawton, Okla. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Edith, 11 years old and Blanche 13. Each picks about 100 pounds of cot...

Title from NCLC caption card. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 4559. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about the Na... more

Johnnie, Carrie and Jim Davenport picking cotton for Mr. J. P. Daws, Route 1, Shawnee. Johnnie picks 75 pounds, Carrie 100 pounds and Jim 150 to 200 pounds a day. Get $1.00 a hundred pounds. No School yet. Mother is a renter; moves about a great deal. Location: Potawotamie County, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Johnnie, Carrie and Jim Davenport picking cotton for Mr. J. P. Daws, R...

In album: Agriculture. Title from NCLC caption card for Hine no. 4597. Hine no. 4599. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General inform... more

Family of W.T. Frakes, Route 5, Lawton, Okla. Mother said 6-year old Warren picked 41 pounds of cotton yesterday "An I don't make him pick; he picked last year." Had about 20 pounds in his bag. She said Clara, 11 years old, averages 75 pounds a day. Picked 101 pounds yesterday, earning $1.25 (they are picking now for another farmer). She carries 40 pounds in the bag. Velma, 14 years, picks 125 pounds. Has picked over 200 pounds in a day. Children go to Flower Mound School, District 48 while living here, but they are itinerant, renting a small farm of 10 acres now. "We move about a good deal" mother said. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Family of W.T. Frakes, Route 5, Lawton, Okla. Mother said 6-year old W...

In album: Agriculture. Title from NCLC caption card for Hine no. 4574. Hine no. 4575. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General inform... more

Mart Payne, 5 years old, picks from 10 to 20 pounds a day. Mother said: "Mart, he haint old nuff to go to school much, but he kin pick his 20 pounds a day. Mostly 10 or 15 pounds." See 4560. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Mart Payne, 5 years old, picks from 10 to 20 pounds a day. Mother said...

In album: Agriculture. Title from NCLC caption card for Hine no. 4561. Hine no. 4562. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General inform... more

Benton Hill, a renter, Tinney, Okla. Two other families were helping Mr. Hill and his children pick his cotton. Four adults and 10 children of following ages: 1 boy of 3 years, 2 boys and 1 girl of 5 years, 1 boy and 1 girl of 7 years, 1 boy of 8, 1 boy of 9 years, 1 girl of 11 years and 1 boy of 15 years. Everyone had a sack and was picking industriously. The parents said that Fred, 3 years old, sometimes picks 20 pounds a day and Vera, 5 years old, picks 25 pounds a day. See photos of Fred and Vera. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Benton Hill, a renter, Tinney, Okla. Two other families were helping M...

Title from NCLC caption card. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 4580. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about the Na... more

Campbell family picking cotton. W.W. Campbell, Route 1, Box 64, Shawnee. Children go to Pioneer School, 7 miles northwest of Shawnee (see photo of same) Father said: "Both the girls can hoe the cotton as well as any grown-up." Lewis W. Hine. See W.H. Swift Report. Location: Potawotamie County, Oklahoma

Campbell family picking cotton. W.W. Campbell, Route 1, Box 64, Shawne...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 4590. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs D... more

Children of Mrs. Lawrence, a renter near Tinney, Okla. They go to Prairie Lee School. Beula is 13 years old and picks about 200 pounds a day when cotton is good. She drags and carries a bag that holds 50 pounds and more before it is emptied. Norma is 10 years old and picks from 100 to 150 pounds a day. Drags the sack which often holds 50 pounds or more before emptied. Randall is 9 years old; has picked over 100 pounds a day--usually less. He does not carry quite so large a sackful as his sisters. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma. Lewis W. Hine

Children of Mrs. Lawrence, a renter near Tinney, Okla. They go to Prai...

In album: Agriculture. Title from NCLC caption card for Hine no. 4569. Hine no. 4570. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General inform... more

6-year old Jewel Walker. See 4564 and 4565. Location: Comanche County--Geronimo, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

6-year old Jewel Walker. See 4564 and 4565. Location: Comanche County-...

Title from NCLC caption card. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 4567. Specific location within Comanche County based on caption for #4564. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congre... more

Family of W.T. Frakes, Route 5, Lawton, Okla. Mother said 6-year old Warren picked 41 pounds of cotton yesterday "An I don't make him pick; he picked last year." Had about 20 pounds in his bag. She said Clara, 11 years old, averages 75 pounds a day. Picked 101 pounds yesterday, earning $1.25 (they are picking now for another farmer). She carries 40 pounds in the bag. Velma, 14 years, picks 125 pounds. Has picked over 200 pounds in a day. Children go to Flower Mound School, District 48 while living here, but they are itinerant, renting a small farm of 10 acres now. "We move about a good deal" mother said. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Family of W.T. Frakes, Route 5, Lawton, Okla. Mother said 6-year old W...

Title from NCLC caption card. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 4574. Names of children are underlined on the caption card. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and ... more

Callie Campbell, 11 years old, picks 75 to 125 pounds of cotton a day, and totes 50 pounds of it when sack gets full. "No, I don't like it very much." Lewis W. Hine. See 4590. See W.H. Swift Report. Location: Potawotamie County, Oklahoma

Callie Campbell, 11 years old, picks 75 to 125 pounds of cotton a day,...

Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Agriculture. Title from NCLC caption card for Hine no. 4593. Hine no. 4594. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints... more

Family of C.J. Walker, Route 2, Box 78, Geronimo, Oklahoma. 6-year old Jewel and 5-year old Harold picks 20 to 25 pounds of cotton a day. Father said: "I promised em a little wagon if they'd pick steady, and now they have half a bagful in just a little while." The 3-year old is learning to pick. Father is a renter on shares: gives 14 of his cotton for rent, and 13 of his corn. Has 20 acres in cotton. Location: Comanche County--Geronimo, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Family of C.J. Walker, Route 2, Box 78, Geronimo, Oklahoma. 6-year old...

Title from NCLC caption card. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 4564. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about the Na... more

Hazel Davis, Tinney, Okla. 7 years old. Picks 50 pounds of cotton in half a day, according to testimony of father and brother. Father owns farm. Hazel goes to Prairie Lee School. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Hazel Davis, Tinney, Okla. 7 years old. Picks 50 pounds of cotton in h...

Title from NCLC caption card. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 4572. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about the Na... more

Family of L.H. Kirkpatrick, Route 1, Lawton, Okla. Children go to Mineral Wells School #39. Father, mother and five children (5, 6, 10, 11 and 12 years old) pick cotton. "We pick a bale in four days." Dovey, 5 years old, picks 15 pounds a day (average) Mother said: "She jess works fer pleasure." Ertle, 6 years, picks 20 pounds a day (average) Vonnnie, 10 years, picks 50 pounds a day (average) Edward, 11 years, picks 75 pounds a day (average) Otis, 12 years, picks 75 pounds a day (average) Expect to be out of school for two weeks more picking. Father is a renter. Works part of farm on shares (gives 14 of cotton for rent) and part of farm he pays cash rent. Location: Comanche County, Oklahoma Lewis W. Hine

Family of L.H. Kirkpatrick, Route 1, Lawton, Okla. Children go to Mine...

Title from NCLC caption card. In album: Agriculture. Hine no. 4556. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General information about the Na... more