Saturday, February 11, 2012
Today's picture shows corn shucking time in North Carolina. The picture was taken in 1939 near Stem in Granville county. This picture was taken on a sharecroppers farm. Corn Shucking was a time of great celebration, and was usually accompanied by dances, feasts, and other festive get togethers. This tradition went all the way back to slavery, when the time slaves were allowed time for rest and celebration.