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  • Studebaker -- Cotton -- Dalton, Georgia

    Saw this on the HAMB this evening. I thought it was an interesting picture.

    Joe Roberts
    '61 R1 Champ
    '65 Cruiser
    Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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    Best I remember, a bale of cotton weighs 500lbs. 3 of them is a pretty good load for the top of a car. I remember my Uncle taking hand picked cotton to the gin one bale at a time in an old Ford F100. Yes. White people did pick cotton by hand in the 50's. NT
    Neil Thornton

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    • #3
      Neil, where is Dalton, Georgia?

      It would be interesting to me to know more about a Studebaker Dealership there in the 1920's. I assume this picture was taken in that era.
      Joe Roberts
      '61 R1 Champ
      '65 Cruiser
      Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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      • #4
        Joe, Dalton is about 80 miles northwest from Atlanta. Straight up I-75.

        Dan Miller
        Auburn, GA

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ROADRACELARK View Post
          Joe, Dalton is about 80 miles northwest from Atlanta. Straight up I-75.

          Dan Miller
          Auburn, GA

          The carpet capital.

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          • #6
            Why would I want to do that? Just curious.
            Rog
            '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
            Smithtown,NY
            Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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            • #7
              Neat picture! Thanks for sharing! I wish I knew what year that was, that flag is at half mast. I wonder why?
              Dylan Wills
              Everett, Wa.


              1961 Lark 4 door wagon
              1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
              1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
              1914 Ford Model T

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              • #8
                Dylan,
                I don't think that flag is at half mast. I think it is fastened to the drainpipe from the roof scupper.
                Looks more like a 4th of July scene, and the car (with the cotton) is a float (so to speak).
                Opposing views would state that cotton harvest time is Oct/Dec...
                But, cotton stores well, and selling farmers ahead of harvest time would be apropos...
                Good eye, in any case.....
                Jeff

                Originally posted by silverhawk View Post
                Neat picture! Thanks for sharing! I wish I knew what year that was, that flag is at half mast. I wonder why?
                HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                Jeff


                Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                • #9
                  That's impressive, particularly when you consider that the roof framework is wood.

                  Terry

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