Cotton gins, circa 1890

Cotton gins, circa 1890

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Caption: Cotton gins. Foreman and labourers operating cotton gins in a factory in Dahomey, Mississippi, USA, circa 1890. The cotton gin ('gin' being short for 'engine') is a machine for separating cotton fibres from the seeds and seedpods.

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