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Cotton-picking sack

Object Name: Bag, Harvesting
Date: 1940
117 x 26 x 1/4 in. (297.2 x 66 x 0.6 cm)
Medium: canvas
Catalog number: 2009.21.1
DescriptionThe canvas, long, cotton-picking sack has a handle of canvas looped across the top, one seam down its tube-shaped side, and an open bottom that ties closed. It's worn with holes and many stains.
ProvenanceThe donor used it while working in local cotton fields 1940s-1960s. He began while living near Guadalupe, working in the fields before and after school. The full bag weighed 100 pounds. He got 3 cents a pound.

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