The Boll Weevil | History of SC Slide Collection

The Boll Weevil
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Woodcut by Anna Heyward Taylor of a boll weevil. As early as 1728, a cotton weevil was reported in North Carolina, but the pest now known by the name of "boll weevil" did not become a major threat to the South Carolina cotton crop until after the First World War.

Courtesy of the South Carolina State Museum.