10 May 2011
Memphis Cotton Museum
Stumbled upon these photos from our visit to the Cotton Museum in March. It was actually a very cool museum located in the Cotton Exchange Building.
It was a glimpse into life for those in the industry, especially before modern technogoy and practices.
The Cotton Exchange building was one a very exclusive members only “club” where cotton farmers and traders would meet and make business deals.
Slaves were used for most of the labor on the cotton farms.
Quite the hard life for those working the fields, I tried to imagine carrying bags full of cotton day in and day out and it would be back breaking labor to say the least!
I would recommend this museum if you are visiting Memphis, great for kids or adults as sections that appeal to all age groups.