Advertisement from the "Manning Times" | History of SC Slide Collection
During the 1920s, the crop that a sharecropper planted was often controlled by the market to which he sold it. Many sharecroppers' wives were able to find a market for some of the vegetables from their kitchen gardens in the open air markets of Charleston. This advertisement from the "Manning Times" in March 1926, illustrates both the kinds of crops that canning factories sought, and how the marketing was arranged in advance.
Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.