Picking cotton by hand   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Even with technological advancements in the years following World War II, some farms still picked cotton by hand. The three workers pictured here, photographed by Joe Munroe in 1960, carry sacks with them that they will fill throughout the day. Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P400_B11_F01_002
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Cotton picking; Farming; Cotton-picking machinery; Farm equipment
Places: Plainview (Texas)