Cotton Gin at Dahomy, Mississippi, 1899

Detroit Photographic Co.1899

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

William Henry Jackson of the Detroit Publishing Company captured a typical scene inside of a nineteenth century Mississippi cotton gin mill. Workers fed raw cotton into the gin which separated the cotton fibers from the cottonseeds. In Jackson's photograph, African American workers pressed the separated cotton into bales while an overseer watched closely.


  • Title: Cotton Gin at Dahomy, Mississippi, 1899
  • Creator: Detroit Photographic Co.
  • Date Created: 1899
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Detroit, United States, Mississippi, Dahomy
  • Subject Keywords: Photographs, Photographic prints, African Americans, Cotton gins, Cotton industry, Mills, Textile industry, Workers
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=325700
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: P.DPC.016240
  • Image ID: THF118982
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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