National Geographic : 1941 Feb
Golden Fleece of Dixie Iy lNaiionaI ueograpnic Uocieiy Kodaahrome by Willard K. Culver Cotton-From Bud toward Cloth, Dynamite, and Piecrust Evolution of cotton from plant to myriad uses begins with the blossom (yellow on this upland variety), which develops into a pink flower the second day and falls off. Then appears the green boll, which bursts open with fluffy fiber, or lint. After ginning removes the hairlike lint, the seed still retains short fuzz, or linters (upper right). Delinting leaves the bald seed (center).