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Digital ID: 1260031. [African American cotton plantation workers, hired as day laborers, walking next to cotton field at Hopson Plantation, Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, August 1940.. Wolcott, Marion Post -- Photographer. August 1940


Notes: Original negative #: 54977-E; Schomburg copy negative #: SC-CN-00-039; Caption on back: 'Day labor now is used almost exclusively on Hopson Plantation displacing the old tenants on the place. Cotton choppers are hired in nearby towns for 75 cents to $1.00 a day and trucked to the plantation. Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi. August 1940.'


Source: Farm Security Administration Collection. / Mississippi. / Marion Post Wolcott. (more info)


Repository: The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Photographs and Prints Division.


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