Negroes Picking Cotton
Although the scene depicted a post-emancipation scene, this image shows the labor of many thousands of people and a cotton gin immediately following the period of slavery. Willard W. Glazier (1841-1905) made a canoe voyage of 3,000 miles, from the head-waters to the mouth of the Mississippi in 1881.
Willard W. Glazier, Down the Great River: Embracing an Account of the Discovery of the True Source of the Mississippi (Philadelphia, 1887), p. 375. Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library.
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"Negroes Picking Cotton", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 23, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2651