King Cotton Tennessee Cirkut Photo by J. C. Coovert. In original oak frame; famous image. John Calvin Coovert was the most important photographer of the Mississippi Delta in his generation. At the turn of the 20th century, Coovert and his wife Florence and their niece, Mary, moved to the center of the cotton kingdom: Memphis, Tennessee. His pictures of African-American workers harvesting cotton were seen all over the world.
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