Photo 1: Sharecroppers Going to the Cotton Fields, c. 1920
Questions for Photo 1
1. What can you learn about the sharecroppers from this photograph? Could you guess their age? Whether they are black or white?
2. Only one man in the photo is without a mule. Notice that he is using crutches. What injuries do you think a sharecropper might risk? Who do you think would have paid the medical bills?
3. What are these sharecroppers about to do? What is the season in the “cotton clock”? (Refer back to Reading 1, if necessary.)
4. The wheat house is in the background of this photo. Locate it on Map 4. Where do you think these men are standing
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