Picking crops


Title
Picking crops
Description
Women harvesting crops in a field. Dates from negative sleeve.
Date
1950-1959
Original Format
negatives
Extent
10cm x 12cm
Local Identifier
0741-b21-fa-v21.a.47
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
Copyright held by Joyner Library. Permission to reuse this work is granted for all non-commercial purposes.
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Comments

Bill Dawson Jan 20 2012

This is called a tobacco plant bed. A farmer would pick the richest land he had and make a frame with boards around it and plant the tobacco seeds in it. A cloth or plastic covering was placed over it to keep the small tobacco plants from freezing. When it was time to put the plants in the fields the plants would be pulled up by hand and carried to the field for transplanting.

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