Mississippi River BasinPhoto Gallery

“No Water No Cotton” in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta
By Alison M. Jones, February 2008


Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, water storage tank covered with vines.
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Mississippi River near Friars Point.
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Water tower for Williams Farms on Friar Town Road, north of Clarksdale.
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Clarksdale, drainage ditch below railroad tracks bordering cotton fields.
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Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, two sharecropper shacks, a pick-up truck and Gulf airstream trailer, all on the edge of a cotton field.
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Mississippi River near Friars Point.
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Clarksdale, porch of the Robert Clay Shack, The Shack Up Inn.
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Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, mailbox next to sharecropper's shack, other shacks beyond.
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Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, old bale of cotton on the porch of the commissary.
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Clarksdale, Sunshine Ave, “Levee Closed” sign at the Quapag Canoe Co.
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Coahoma County, Friar Point levee, sign “Posted”.
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Clarksdale, entrance to The Levee Board on Delta Ave.
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Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, silhouettes of cattails, grasses, and two farm silos at sunset.
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Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, seat of old, rusted cotton gin.
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Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, corrugated tin exterior of old cotton warehouse.
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Irrigation machine on road between Friars Point and Clarksdale.
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Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, cotton from last season.
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Clarksdale, puddles of rainwater in rows of an empty cotton field in winter.
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Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, painting in the Robert Clay shack of a farmer with cotton in a field of cotton ready to be harvested.
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Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, the “doll house” shack.
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Clarksdale, Hopson Plantation, Shack Up Inn, Hopson Plantation commissary with railroad tracks on foreground.
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Clarksdale, painting by W. Earl Robinson of a full immersion baptism in the Mississippi River, with cotton field in the background.
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Tunica, The Catfish Warehouse restaurant, sign.
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Clarksdale, Sunshine Ave, canoes belonging to and advertising the Quapaw Canoe Co.
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Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, old dolls on chair on porch of the “doll house” shack.
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Clarksdale, Lightnin’ Malcomp performing at Reds (a juke joint).
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Coahoma, full moon over a cotton field in the winter.
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