Pictorial History: Mississippi Agriculture and Industry, Arranged by Mississippi W.P.A. Historical Research Project.
"Diversity of Mississippi's farm products cannot easily shown in a restricted so the group shown on this and the following pages are actually not selected to show extraordinary productions but to relate the productivity of the state in terms of it's extraordinary diversity." Top left: "Left: I. P. Moore, a farmer of Clark County has a fine stand of corn as well as a crop of peas that will ready for harvesting after the corn." Top right: "Right: in the relatively young grove of Jas. Perry at Richton, Perry County, can be seen 20,000 tung trees, each a good producer. Such groves offer good returns especially since the Sino-Japanese Asiatic trouble (1937-38) - China formerly was the source of tung-oil." Center left: "Harrison County: They are both good crops - corn and cotton, and they are growing side by side - there is represented the big 3 for the farmer - money (cotton-cash-crop) food … (corn harvest for stock feeding) and the cornstalks (represent a type of fine forage for stock) … diversity." Center right: "Above are some of the 4000 trees in the peach orchard of L. D. Walker, in Lauderdale County, Clarkdale Community. There are several varieties grown, principally Indian and Alberta, an average of one and one-half bushels for each tree was the production in 1936. Between trees forage." Bottom left: "Left: Watermelons from Humphrey's County - near 4 mile Lake; fine specimen of Dixieland's most popular fruit - these melons were grown in the cotton country." Bottom right: "Right: Sugar cane, from Harrisville, Simpson County - ready for the mill. Most of the sugar cane in Mississippi is converted into fine syrup and it is grown from the Gulf coast to Tennessee and a delight to the Nation."