Side View of International Harvester One-Row Cotton Picker

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Title

Side View of International Harvester One-Row Cotton Picker

Subject

Linnell Work Camp

Description

A side view of the Intenational Harvester one-row cotton picker stopped in the cotton field.

Sandy Newman from the Packwood area west of Visalia shared this information: This cotton picker was not a "stand alone". It had a cotton basket placed on top of an International Harvestor tractor, and the cotton picker placed at the back of the tractor. An adjustment had to be made mechanically so that the then "tractor-cotton picker" could move backwards to pick the cotton.

In 1950 John Deere came out with two-row cotton picker. Today six-row cotton pickers are in use. Workers are no longer doing the manual labor in the cotton fields.

Date

ca 1949

Rights

In 1936 during the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) was set up to meet the health and housing needs for migrant families. In June of 1938 work was begun on the Linnell Camp, and on Decmber 16, 1938, the camp was officially opened. The East Union School is shown on the site, and it was built in 1939 for the Linnell Camp elementary students. Road 156 is shown running along the West side of the camp.

Format

slide

Language

en

Type

image

Identifier

tcl0254

Files

tcl0254m.tif

Collection

Citation

“Side View of International Harvester One-Row Cotton Picker,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed September 24, 2023, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/5677.

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