Cotton on porch of a sharecropper's home, Maria plantation, Arkansas

Title

Cotton on porch of a sharecropper's home, Maria plantation, Arkansas

Subject

Maria Plantation, Arkansas, Ben Shahn

Description

Cotton sits on the porch of a sharecropper's home, waiting to be collected and sold by the White farm owner. Black sharecroppers grow and harvest cotton, then the White landowners take the cotton into town and sell it. After "calculating the debts" of the sharecropping family, the landowner gives them whatever money they earned from the harvest.

Creator

Ben Shahn

Source

United States Farm Security Administration, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, New York Public Library

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 451 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Spring 2016

Date

c. October 1935

Contributor

Erica Knorr

Format

JPG

Type

Still Image

Files

cotton on porch.jpg
Cotton on Porch of a Sharecropper's Home.jpg


Citation

Ben Shahn, “Cotton on porch of a sharecropper's home, Maria plantation, Arkansas,” Goin' North, accessed November 29, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/657.