Monday, September 22, 2014

Shooting Dice on the Mississippi Delta

Today's picture shows Cotton Workers playing a game of chance. They are shooting dice. The picture was taken on the Mississippi Delta,

1 comment:

  1. My husband was a teenager in the late 1930's in North Carolina. His father owned a gas station and he worked there part time. His father employed several men. The men were paid on Friday and on Monday they would come to work flat broke and ask him to loan them "one dollar, for $1.25 next payday." At first he complied, then it dawned on him that every four weeks he would be loaning them back their own money. He tried and tried to get this across to the men, to no avail. So he loaned them the money -- it seems this was the "going rate" in the town.