Posts Tagged ‘Cotton Chronicle’

A bidding war on a real cotton mom’s wedding dress …

When I was growing up, there was a box that I was never allowed to open.  I knew it to be my mom’s wedding dress and that was pretty much that … until now. My mom passed away in May of 2012, and her instructions to my sister and I in the last days of […]


Cotton mom …

Cotton  Mom … a still from our documentary-in-progress, Cotton Tale …. Cotton Tale is a century family, farm, and industry documentary headlining the changes in cotton production in the last 60 years.  The narrative vehicle for this documentary is the voice of the “last-one-standing” patriarch of a four generation farm family living in the Four Hole Swamp area of […]


Cotton wagon ….

Only sixty years ago, cotton from the field was pulled to the gin in a wagon with wire screen sides.  Today, the “boll buggy” dumps its load into a “module builder” which presses out a loaf of cotton that is hauled to the gin by a 16 wheeler.  An image from our  documentary project, “Cotton […]


What cotton fields see at night ….

This minute and a half multimedia is a composite of motion time lapse sequences used in the documentary, Cotton Tale. Cotton Tale is a century family, farm, and industry documentary headlining the changes in cotton production in the last 60 years. The narrative vehicle for this documentary is the voice of the “last-one-standing” patriarch of a […]


Cotton friends … Messrs. Bates Houck, John Deere, and Kitty Lucky

Three fine friends, uniquely dependent upon on each other … Bates Houck, patriarch for Houck Farms; the John Deere 7660 cotton harvester; and the assuredly “fixed” farm kitty “Lucky” who was not seen in the photograph until after the fact.  His sneek-in presence is so true to his behavior and personality.  This image is part […]


Rubber for Cotton

Josh Riley of Cameron, S.C. manages a repair service for farm equipment.  Now is the height of the cotton picking season in the Four Hole Swamp area of Low Country S.C.  Image from the Cotton Tale: A Century Family, Farm, and Industry.