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Dear Fellows:

I was conducting an inservice this afternoon for a group of sixth-grade
US history teachers.  I printed copies of the inventions/ innovations
contained in the "What Is It?" lesson on the Learning Page and they were
identifiying the picture.  The second image of the six is identified as
a cotton gin.  One of my participants said that the image did not
reperesent the actual cotton gin.  That the gin was probably in the
nearby building.  I logged on and looked at the images before and after
this in the FSA collection.  I can not tell anything from these
pictures. Is the picture of the gin itself?  If it is not then I am not
sure it should be used in the way it is.  What do you think?

Is there anyone out there who can answer this question? I have the other
half of this inservice on Thursday.

Agnes Dunn
Stafford, VA
AMF 1997