Today, I got around to adding some public domain images to the account as posters. I don’t know if any will sell, but I thought I’d give it a try.
The third poster I submitted was rejected! Something about it was identified as objectionable. The image I used is on the right.
I subsequently received an email from Zazzle’s “Content Management Team” saying, “Unfortunately, upon review of your design, it appears that your product Cotton picker. contains content that is not suitable to be published in Zazzle’s Marketplace.”
Submitting the same image in a new poster, the only thing that was different was the text that I used. I titled it “Migrant Worker next to a Cotton Field” instead of “Cotton Picker.” The new poster was not rejected.
Apparently, “cotton picker,” as in calling someone a cotton picker, can be considered a high derogatory racist reference to blacks. Evidently, Zazzle has a filter that screens out some politically incorrect words and phrases, including, it seems, “cotton picker.”
The Library of Congress title of the photo I used is “Cotton picker. Southern San Joaquin Valley, California” and was derived from the original negative’s caption card.
10 new Exit78 Zazzle Products:
|1936 drought refugee from Polk, Missouri. Awaiting the opening of orange picking season at Porterville, California; photo by Dorothea Lange|
|Model A after Snow
Probably by Arthur Rothstein in Herrin, Illinois, January 1939, based on neighboring items in Library of Congress online catalog.
|Missippippi Delta Children
Black children photographed by Dorothea Lange in July 1935. Part of Library of Congress Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives collection.
|Migrant Worker next to a Cotton Field
Southern San Joaquin Valley, California; photo by Dorothea Lange, November 1936. Part of: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection.
|Child of the Depression
Washington, Yakima Valley, near Wapato. One of Chris Adolph’s younger children. Farm Security Administration Rehabilitation clients. Photo by Dorothea Lange, August 1939.
|Migrant Wife and Mother
Wife of a migratory laborer with three children. Near Childress, Texas. Nettie Featherston; photo by Dorothea Lange, June, 1938
|Thirteen-year old Plowing a Field in Georgia
Thirteen-year old sharecropper boy near Americus, Georgia; photo by Dorothea Lange, July 1937
|At Work in the Cotton
Son of sharecropper family at work in the cotton near Chesnee, South Carolina; photo by Dorothea Lange, June 1937Z
|Young Mother in California 1937
A mother in California who with her husband and her two children will be returned to Oklahoma by the Relief Administration. This family had lost a two-year-old baby during the winter as a result of exposure. Photo by Dorothea Lange, March 1937
|Migrant Family During Pea Harvest – 1939
In Farm Security Administration (FSA) migrant labor camp during pea harvest. Family from Oklahoma with eleven children. Father, eldest daughter and eldest son working. She: “I want to go back to where we can live happy, live decent, and grow what we eat.” He: “I’ve made my mistake and now we can’t go back. I’ve got nothing to farm with.” Brawley, Imperial County, California. Photo by Dorothea Lange, February 1939.