All these children five years, six years, seven years, nine years and two a little older, were picking cotton on H.M. Lane's farm Bells, Tex. Only one adult, an aunt was picking. Father was plowing. Edith five years, (see preceding photo) picks all day. "Hughie," six years old, girl, picks all day. Alton, seven year old boy picks fifty pounds a day. Ruth, nine years old, picks seventy-five pounds a day. Rob and Lee are about ten or eleven years old. The very young children like to pick, but before long they detest it. Sun is hot, hours long, bags heavy. Location: Bells, Texas.
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940, photographer
Bells, 33.61038, -96.41082
Library of Congress
No known restrictions on publication.