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The Boll Weevil | History of SC Slide Collection
The Boll Weevil | History of SC Slide Collection

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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...
Cotton Press | History of SC Slide Collection
Cotton Press | History of SC Slide Collection

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A cotton press for compressing short-staple cotton. To maximize use of space on the vessels in which cotton was shipped to England, the use of cotton presses to compress the bulky cotton was adopted...