Saturday, June 22, 2013

With Labor Shortage, Everyone Picks Cotton, 1942

Most Tar Heel farmers will find it necessary to depend largely on their own efforts, neighborhood labor-swapping, and community work groups in solving their labor problem. In the photo above, a group of Aulander residents, both children and adults, is shown helping a nearby farmer pick his 1942 cotton crop. Similar work crews will be much in evidence at harvest time this year.

Photo in the June, 1943, issue of the Carolina Co-operator. Photo by J.K. Coggin.

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