National Geographic : 1941 Feb
© National Geographic Society loaacnrome Dywiluara ga. uuiver The "City Crop" of Cotton Makes Rugs at a Memphis "Pickery" "Snakes" they call the bales of waste from sample-room floors, which here, along with burned and waterloggedcotton, areutilized attheMcCallum and Robinson plant. "I photographed piles of wet bales at New Bedford during the New England hurricane," said the Geographic's photographer. "Igrabbed thefirst plane up there and bought them," replied Mr. Robinson. The owner, who entertains buyers in an old Pullman car, is proud ofhis "homemade" machinery.