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Two families working together on Kimball farm near Waxahachie. The four year old picks nine pounds a day regularly and the eleven year old picks three hundred pounds a day. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene in a cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage near Waxahachie. These boys from seven years old upward pick cotton, helping this man outside of school hours. There are twenty children in this orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Hard Workers. Grady Carroll, nine year old cotton picker. He picks two hundred pounds a day. Brother Ed, ten years old picks three hundred pounds a day. Another brother thirteen years old picks four hundred pounds. Mother picks three hundred. Adults pick about five hundred pounds, getting $1.00 a hundred. The father rents the farm. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. These boys, from seven years old and upward, pick cotton, helping this man, outside of school hours., There are 20 children in the Orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Hard Workers. Grady Carroll, nine year old cotton picker. He picks two hundred pounds a day. Brother Ed, ten years old picks three hundred pounds a day. Another brother thirteen years old picks four hundred pounds. Mother picks three hundred. Adults pick about five hundred pounds, getting $1.00 a hundred. The father rents the farm. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Group of workers in Waxahachie Cotton Mill. Small boy apparently under fifteen years. Would not tell me his age. I saw no others so young. Even when I went through the mill after work started. Location: Waxahachie, Texas.

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. These boys, from seven years old and upward, pick cotton, helping this man, outside of school hours. There are 20 children in the Orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. These boys, from seven years old and upward, pick cotton, helping this man, outside of school hours. There are 20 children in the Orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Two families working together on Kimball farm, near Waxahachie. The four year old picks nine pounds a day regularly and the eleven year old picks three hundred pounds a day. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene on the farm of S.N.? Whiteside, near Waxahachie. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick cotton regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene in a cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage near Waxahachie. These boys from seven years old upward pick cotton, helping this man outside of school hours. There are twenty children in this orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Two families working together on Kimball farm near Waxahachie. The four year old picks nine pounds a day regularly and the eleven year old picks three hundred pounds a day. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. These boys, from seven years old and upward, pick cotton, helping this man, outside of school hours., There are 20 children in the Orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Scene on the farm of S.N.[?] Whiteside near Waxahachie. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick cotton regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Two families working together on Kimball farm, near Waxahachie. The four year old picks nine pounds a day regularly and the eleven year old picks three hundred pounds a day. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

A downtown block that includes the old Texas Theater in Waxahachie, Texas, a Dallas southern suburb

Old truck under an older shed overhang in Italy, Texas. Gabriel J. Penn, postmaster in Waxahachie, 15 miles away, named the town in 1880 because, he said, its climate was much like that found in "sunny Italy"

"Starship Pegasus," a failed futuristic restaurant and gift shop in in Italy, Texas. Gabriel J. Penn, postmaster in Waxahachie, 15 miles away, named the town in 1880 because, he said, its climate was much like that found in "sunny Italy"

The Texas Theater in Waxahachie, Texas, a Dallas suburb

Old truck under an older shed overhang in Italy, Texas. Gabriel J. Penn, postmaster in Waxahachie, 15 miles away, named the town in 1880 because, he said, its climate was much like that found in "sunny Italy"

The Ellis County Museum, in an 1899 structure across from the county courthouse in downtown Waxahachie, Texas

Welcome sign in Italy, Texas. Gabriel J. Penn, postmaster in Waxahachie, 15 miles away, named the town in 1880 because, he said, its climate was much like that found in "sunny Italy"

Exterior detail of the 1897 Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie, Texas, south of Dallas

Main Street in Italy, Texas. Gabriel J. Penn, postmaster in Waxahachie, 15 miles away, named the town in 1880 because, he said, its climate was much like that found in "sunny Italy"

Welcome sign in Italy, Texas. Gabriel J. Penn, postmaster in Waxahachie, 15 miles away, named the town in 1880 because, he said, its climate was much like that found in "sunny Italy"

The 1897 Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie, Texas, south of Dallas

Old truck under an older shed overhang in Italy, Texas. Gabriel J. Penn, postmaster in Waxahachie, 15 miles away, named the town in 1880 because, he said, its climate was much like that found in "sunny Italy"

The 1900 Chaska House, one of dozens of Victorian homes in Waxahachie, the seat of Ellis County, Texas, now a Dallas southern suburb

"Starship Pegasus," a failed futuristic restaurant and gift shop in in Italy, Texas. Gabriel J. Penn, postmaster in Waxahachie, 15 miles away, named the town in 1880 because, he said, its climate was much like that found in "sunny Italy"

Old truck under an older shed overhang in Italy, Texas. Gabriel J. Penn, postmaster in Waxahachie, 15 miles away, named the town in 1880 because, he said, its climate was much like that found in "sunny Italy"

Masonic Hall, one of several former Masonic lodges or halls in Waxahachie, Texas, a Dallas southern suburb

The 1897 Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie, Texas, south of Dallas

"Starship Pegasus," a failed futuristic restaurant and gift shop in in Italy, Texas. Gabriel J. Penn, postmaster in Waxahachie, 15 miles away, named the town in 1880 because, he said, its climate was much like that found in "sunny Italy"

City hall in Italy, Texas. Gabriel J. Penn, postmaster in Waxahachie, 15 miles away, named the town in 1880 because, he said, its climate was much like that found in "sunny Italy"

The United Daughters of the Confederacy's monument of a Rebel soldier was dedicated in front of the Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie, Texas, and still stands there

The 1897 Ellis County Courthouse in Waxahachie, Texas, south of Dallas

Boz Gin Complex, 0.05 miles east of the intersection of Boz and Great House Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Boz Gin Complex, Gin Foundation, 34.5 feet south of Great House Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

F.L. Hawkins Tenant Farmstead, Garage, 37 feet northwest of the Main House, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

G. H. Cunningham Farmstead, Tenant House, 333 feet northwest of the Main House, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

G. H. Cunningham Farmstead, Garage, 25 feet northwest of the Main House, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

F.L. Hawkins Tenant Farmstead, 0.65 miles northeast of the intersection of Arrowhead and Old Buena Vista Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

F.L. Hawkins Tenant Farmstead, Pole Barn, 30 feet northwest of the Main House, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Cunningham-Hight Tenant Farmstead, Barn, 245 feet northeast of the Main House, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

F.L. Hawkins Tenant Farmstead, Barn, 130 feet northwest of the Main House, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

G. H. Cunningham Farmstead, Barn, 228 feet northwest of the Main House, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Cunningham-Hight Tenant Farmstead, Tenant House, 355 feet northwest of the Main House, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Cunningham-Hight Tenant Farmstead, Pole Barn, 126 feet northeast of the Main House, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Cunningham-Hight Tenant Farmstead, Main House, 75 feet northwest of Curry Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Scene is a cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage near Waxahachie. These boys from seven years old upward pick cotton helping this man outside of school hours. There are twenty children, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene on the farm of S.N.? Whiteside, near Waxahachie. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. These boys, from seven years and upwards, pick cotton, helping this man, outside of school hours. There are 20 children in this Orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Hard workers. Grady Carroll. Nine year old cotton picker. He picks two hundred pounds a day. Brother Ed ten years old picks three huundred pounds a day. Another brother thirteen years old picks four hundred pounds. Mother picks three hundred pounds. Adults pick about five hundred, getting about $1.00 a hundred. Now the father rents his farm. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Four year old cotton picker. A regular worker on farm. Scene on farm of S.N.? Whiteside. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene on the farm of S.N.? Whiteside, near Waxahachie. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton, outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. These boys, from seven years and upwards, pick cotton, helping this man, outside of school hours. There are 20 children in this Orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Hard workers. Grady Carroll. Nine year old cotton picker. He picks two hundred pounds a day. Brother Ed ten years old picks three huundred pounds a day. Another brother thirteen years old picks four hundred pounds. Mother picks three hundred pounds. Adults pick about five hundred, getting about $1.00 a hundred. Now the father rents his farm. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene on the farm of S.N.? Whiteside, near Waxahachie. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton, outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene is a cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage near Waxahachie. These boys from seven years old upward pick cotton helping this man outside of school hours. There are twenty children, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Scene on the farm of S.N.? Whiteside, near Waxahachie. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

Four year old cotton picker. A regular worker on farm. Scene on farm of S.N.? Whiteside. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie vicinity, Texas

B.F. Forrester, Sr. Farmstead, 0.2 miles northeast of the intersection of Bearden and Boz Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

B.F. Forrester, Sr. Farmstead, 0.2 miles northeast of the intersection of Bearden and Boz Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Hard workers. Grady Carroll. Nine year old cotton picker. He picks two hundred pounds a day. Brother Ed ten years old picks three huundred pounds a day. Another brother thirteen years old picks four hundred pounds. Mother picks three hundred pounds. Adults pick about five hundred, getting about $1.00 a hundred. Now the father rents his farm. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Hard workers. Grady Carroll. Nine year old cotton picker. He picks two hundred pounds a day. Brother Ed ten years old picks three huundred pounds a day. Another brother thirteen years old picks four hundred pounds. Mother picks three hundred pounds. Adults pick about five hundred, getting about $1.00 a hundred. Now the father rents his farm. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Phillips House, 0.20 miles southwest of the intersection of Greathouse and Boz Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Phillips House, 0.20 miles southwest of the intersection of Greathouse and Boz Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

J. M. Dunaway Farmstead, 0.35 miles southeast of the intersection of Boz and Barkers Branch Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

J. M. Dunaway Farmstead, 0.35 miles southeast of the intersection of Boz and Barkers Branch Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Scene on the farm of S.N.[?] Whiteside, near Waxahachie. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Scene on the farm of S.N.[?] Whiteside, near Waxahachie. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

G. H. Cunningham Farmstead, Main House, 140 feet southwest of Curry Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

G. H. Cunningham Farmstead, Main House, 140 feet southwest of Curry Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Boz Gin Complex, Scales House, 27.58 feet south of Great House Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Boz Gin Complex, Scales House, 27.58 feet south of Great House Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Four year old cotton picker. A regular worker on farm. Scene on farm of S.N.[?] Whiteside. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Four year old cotton picker. A regular worker on farm. Scene on farm of S.N.[?] Whiteside. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

F.L. Hawkins Tenant Farmstead, Main House, 100 feet northwest of Old Buena Vista Road and 40 feet west of the F.L. Hawkins entrance road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

F.L. Hawkins Tenant Farmstead, Main House, 100 feet northwest of Old Buena Vista Road and 40 feet west of the F.L. Hawkins entrance road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Scene on the farm of S.N.[?] Whiteside, near Waxahachie. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton, outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Scene on the farm of S.N.[?] Whiteside, near Waxahachie. Children come out here from the town to pick cotton, outside of school hours. Ages range from four and six years (ages of the two youngest boys who pick regularly) up to fifteen and more. Two adults. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Sparks Farmstead, 0.32 miles southwest of the intersection of Bearden and Old Maypearl Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Sparks Farmstead, 0.32 miles southwest of the intersection of Bearden and Old Maypearl Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

J. M. Dunaway Farmstead, Main House, 30 feet west of the J. M. Dunaway Farmstead Entrance Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

J. M. Dunaway Farmstead, Main House, 30 feet west of the J. M. Dunaway Farmstead Entrance Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

J. M. Dunaway Farmstead, Main House, 30 feet west of the J. M. Dunaway Farmstead Entrance Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

J. M. Dunaway Farmstead, Main House, 30 feet west of the J. M. Dunaway Farmstead Entrance Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Stiles-Pigg Farmstead, 1.7 miles northeast of the intersection of Bakers Branch and Old Maypearl Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Stiles-Pigg Farmstead, 1.7 miles northeast of the intersection of Bakers Branch and Old Maypearl Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Stiles-Pigg Farmstead, 1.7 miles northeast of the intersection of Bakers Branch and Old Maypearl Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Stiles-Pigg Farmstead, 1.7 miles northeast of the intersection of Bakers Branch and Old Maypearl Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Stiles-Pigg Farmstead, 1.7 miles northeast of the intersection of Bakers Branch and Old Maypearl Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Bales Barn, 0.41 miles southwest of Bearden Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Bales Barn, 0.41 miles southwest of Bearden Road, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Cunningham-Hight Tenant Farmstead, 55.5 feet west of the intersection of Vincent and Curry Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Cunningham-Hight Tenant Farmstead, 55.5 feet west of the intersection of Vincent and Curry Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Cunningham-Hight Tenant Farmstead, 55.5 feet west of the intersection of Vincent and Curry Roads, Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. These boys, from seven years and upwards, pick cotton, helping this man, outside of school hours. There are 20 children in this Orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Scene in the cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage, near Waxahachie. These boys, from seven years and upwards, pick cotton, helping this man, outside of school hours. There are 20 children in this Orphanage, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

Scene is a cotton field of the Baptist Orphanage near Waxahachie. These boys from seven years old upward pick cotton helping this man outside of school hours. There are twenty children, mostly girls, and it is supported by the Baptists of Texas. Location: Waxahachie [vicinity], Texas.

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