Marcella Plantation, Mileston, Miss. (LOC)

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Wolcott, Marion Post,, 1910-1990,, photographer.

Marcella Plantation, Mileston, Miss.

1939 Sept.

1 slide : color.

Might be Clarksdale, Miss., Nov. 1939. Compare to USF35-151 and LC-USF35-159.
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Cotton pickers
African Americans--Structures
United States--Mississippi--Mileston

Format: Slides--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 11671-8 (DLC) 93845501

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Call Number: LC-USF35-158

  1. rjones0856 78 months ago | reply

    That's definitely the same location as the other photos, but I don't know which town it's near. That's the same small child in all the pictures -- orange shirt with a double white stripe at the sleeve; here he has his hat off.

  2. mn1952 64 months ago | reply

    Google maps shows Mileston, Mississippi to be Southwest of Tchula on 49 and Marcella close by. Marion Post Wolcott, photographer, also took shots in Merigold, Leland, Belzoni, and Perthshire, which is on highway 1 between Rena Lura and Rosedale.

  3. billy_pilgrim 49 months ago | reply

    I wish these people could be identified. I'd really like to know how their lives turned out, especially the little boy.

  4. ptrx64 32 months ago | reply

    Nice picture.

  5. Pochonbo 29 months ago | reply

    Reading? No, that's a shaft of sunlight shining on the front door through a hole in the porch roof. There is a similiar square of light on the door to the right. He does appear to be holding something in his left hand and raising something with his right; food, most likely.

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