Virgil Young Cook

The plantation of Colonel Virgil Young Cook on the White River in the Elmo (Independence County) area near Oil Trough (Independence County); circa late 1800s. Cook is seated on a cotton bale in the background near the center of the picture, wearing a white shirt under his coat.

White and African-American men sitting on and standing by pile of cotton bales with steamboat on river in the background

Courtesy of Kim Butler Dunlap