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South Texas Museum - Cotton Picking and Sheep Shearing

South Texas Museum

Silent | 1950s

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  •  Collecting bundles of hay for processing 
  •  Cotton fields 
  •  Picking cotton 
  •  Calculating weight 
  •  Shearing sheep 
 
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This home movie from the early 1950s depicts farming activities in South Texas. One group of laborers loads bundles of straw for processing while another performs the strenuous task of picking, gathering, and weighing cotton. Later, a rancher shears sheep.