From a Cliffside News column in The Shelby Star, November 1913
“Saturday was a busy day in the cotton market. The prosperous farmers in the section of ‘Big Island’ were of the same mind in bringing their cotton. It was an interesting scene for a few minutes around the public square, 62 bales were counted at a glance. Cotton buyer R.B. Watkins, with his help, knew how to handle cotton and was still only long enough for W.E. Hames, photographer, to make their picture of which Mr. R.R. Haynes will have produced on post cards.”
And he did. Here it is.
Clipping provided by Dena Watkins Chandler. Photo from R.R. Haynes biography by Ina Fortune Haynes./p>