Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper morgue, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Choppers weeding and thinning plants in a cotton fields just outside of Memphis. Even in the 1970s, this task was best performed by hand. Workers were bused in and worked from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm with no lunch break and received $2.30 a day.
"Cotton choppers, 1977" (2021). Industry. 10.