Col. J. J. Ross, Farm worker shacks Ross family photo
Kathy Pinna

Col. J. J. Ross, Farm worker shacks

These were the shacks in which farm workers lived on the farm of Col. J. J. Ross. The African-American workers picked berries on the farm. The interior of the shacks consisted of a flooring of straw, a few bags, and absence of light and air. This was taken in Spring - can you imagine them in the winter?

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Hine, Lewis Wickes, photographer
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Photo taken at Ross Farm Ross, Delaware USA on