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Product Dimensions: 8”x10” photo in 11”x14” matte
Author/Artist: Center for Southern Folklore Archives

This photograph taken in the 1930s shows a truck driving from the Mississippi River, up Beale Street, to take bales of cotton to nearby warehouses. From its beginnings, Memphis has been a transportation hub for cotton and lumber. Memphis was once known as "King Cotton"; the cotton capital of the world.

Truck Loaded With Cotton