National Geographic : 1941 Feb
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Willard R.Culver "A Sit-down Strike?" Asked a Yankee. "No, Now the En-gine Does the Work," Replied aPicker Some say that's how the word "gin" originally was born-a contraction of the drawling negro pronunciation of"engine." The color of thewagon identifies the plantation from which each load of seed cotton has come to this Anguilla, Mississippi, gin yard. From the open doorweighed bales oflintare hand-trucked forrailway car loading. An overhead suction pipe carries the seed to a storehouse.