First cotton gin
The First cotton-gin / drawn by William L. Sheppard. Published in Harper's Weekly in 1869. The cotton gine, a machine that cleaned seeds from cotton, was invented by Eli Whitney in 1793, and revolutionized the U.S. cotton industry.
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