Cotton farming was a major product at the Lake Dick Project in Arkansas but it was hard, grueling and back breaking work as can be seen in these photographs taken by Russell Lee in 1938.
Day Laborers were hired as cotton pickers on the Lake Dick Project, Arkansas
Some of the Day Labors picking cotton at Lake Dick September 1938
This man lived in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and was paid 75 cents a day for 100 pounds of cotton
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Tapestry of Love Historical Series 2nd edition 2015 –
Court records dating back to the 1630s create historical accuracy as the reader is taken back to the primitive days of colonial Virginia and Maryland where the Pattendens encounter life-changing difficulties with Indians, ducking stools, illness, massacres, death, loneliness, love, and greed.