Abandoned Cotton Field | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Abandoned Cotton Field

Abandoned Cotton Field | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
View of an abandoned cotton field along the side of a dirt road. A farmhouse and farm buildings are in the distance.
DESCRIPTION
View of an abandoned cotton field along the side of a dirt road. A farmhouse and farm buildings are in the distance.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:75102
Creation Date: March 18 1915
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:Meridian
County:
State:Mississippi
Collection Name:Agricultural Extension Department photograph albums, 1902-1935
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 13Z, Album 38, Box 21, Folder 1
Original Dimensions:8 x 6 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The original typewritten caption reads: "This field - an abandoned Cotton field near Meridian, Miss. shows how many thousands of acres of good Southern land have been ruined by one crop farming. Year after year the field was planted in cotton and after the cotton was taken off, it was let lay all winter with no protecting crop, or pasture, from the heavy dashing rains of the South, during the winter season, and as a consequence, the fertility of the soil has been literally washed away." Photograph taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department. Folder: Soils
SUBJECTS
Cotton
Field crops
Fields (Agriculture)
Plants
Trees
Farmhouses
Erosion
Farm buildings
Farms
Outdoor photography

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