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Cotton Choppin' Hoes by Carl Mydans, 1936

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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


A cotton trader stands at the entrance of Greenhaw Brothers’ Cotton buyers. Whilst a seemingly innocuous photograph I chose for its composition and technical difficulties (the sky reflections and dirt being one of them), this image provides a glimpse into America’s long and troubled history tied to the production of this commodity, from a racial and economic perspective that carried through into the Great Depression– Jordan J. Lloyd

Taken: June 1936
Marianna, Arkansas, United States
Carl Mydans
Jordan J. Lloyd
Original Format: 
35mm negative nitrate
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Cotton Choppin' Hoes by Jordan J. Lloyd, 1936

This photograph is also available as a ⇲ restored & remastered colorized original print from our ⇲ ColorGraph Co. imprint.


Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts.


"[Untitled photo, possibly related to: Typical view of store and cotton trader in small Arkansas town. This one made in Marianna, Arkansas]”

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