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Family Picking Cotton

Family Picking Cotton  Visual Arts American History Social Studies

During World War I, young children picked cotton in America. 

In this image, we see five-year-old Dovey Kirkpatrick.  She and her family were cotton pickers in Comanche, Oklahoma.  The little girl picked about fifteen pounds of cotton every day.

Dovey’s mother told Lewis Hines (the photographer): 

She jess works fer pleasure.

Hines took these pictures on October 16, 1916.


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Image, described above, online courtesy Library of Congress.

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