Cotton was a major commodity for the Lake Dick Project Community, Arkansas in 1938. The fields were so extensive that day laborers had to be employed to pick the cotton.
The bags of cotton picked by each laborer was weighed and recorded in the fields as seen by the photographs below taken in September and October 1938 by photographer Russell Lee.
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Day laborers, cotton pickers, in field, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas
Member of cooperative association directing suction pipe for elevating of cotton from wagon, Lake Dick, Arkansas
Member of cooperative association directing suction pipe for elevating cotton from wagon, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas
Cotton in process of ginning. After being cleaned it is dropped into position to be baled. Lake Dick Project, Arkansas
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