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1907 Post Card " In the Cotton Field" 1cent- Green - Florida to New Jersey

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Title: 1907 Postcard "In the Cotton Field"

Description:

This vintage postcard from 1907 shows a group of African Americans picking cotton in a field. The postcard is black and white and measures 3x5 inches. It is postmarked from Florida and addressed to someone in New Jersey. The postcard is in good condition, with some minor wear and tear.

Product Details:

  • Vintage postcard from 1907
  • Black and white photo of African Americans picking cotton in a field
  • Measures 3x5 inches
  • Postmarked from Florida and addressed to someone in New Jersey
  • In good condition, with some minor wear and tear

Brief History of African Americans Picking Cotton in the Early Part of the 20th Century:

After the Civil War, African Americans were freed from slavery but were still subjected to discrimination and segregation. Many African Americans continued to work in agriculture, including picking cotton. Cotton picking was a difficult and backbreaking job, and African Americans were often paid very little for their labor. In the early part of the 20th century, the use of machines to pick cotton began to increase, which led to a decline in the number of jobs available for African Americans. However, many African Americans continued to work in the cotton industry, and cotton picking remained a major source of income for many black families.

The practice of African Americans picking cotton continued until the mid-20th century, when the civil rights movement led to increased opportunities for African Americans in other sectors of the economy. However, the legacy of cotton picking continues to be felt today, as many African Americans still face economic and social challenges that are rooted in the history of slavery and segregation.