Hauling Cotton to Market

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A team of four horses pulls a cart filled up with cotton bales and driven by a man riding one of them.

The faint horizontal and vertical white lines crossing the picture through the middle show how woodblocks were sometimes cut down into pieces to allow several engravers to work on the same illustration, thus speeding up the engraving process. The pieces were then glued back together before some finishing touches were applied.

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