Tobacco Factory, Virginia. 1870s

Description

Men, women, and children at work. The Scribner's illustration identifies this tobacco warehouse as being near Liberty Hill, a community in Bedford County; however, King (p. 557) identifies the scene as Lynchburg where tobacco is the main article of . . . trade. Buyers from all parts of the Union crowd the streets; the warehouses are daily visited by throngs.

Source

Scribner's Monthly (Apr.1874), vol. VII, p. 652; also published in Edward King, The Great South . . . profusely illustrated from original sketches by J. Wells Champney (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 557. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

NW0257

Spatial Coverage

North America--Virginia

Citation

"Tobacco Factory, Virginia. 1870s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 10, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1165
Men, women, and children at work. The Scribner's illustration identifies this tobacco warehouse as being near Liberty Hill, a community in Bedford County; however, King (p. 557) identifies the scene as Lynchburg where tobacco is the main article of . . . trade. Buyers from all parts of the Union crowd the streets; the warehouses are daily visited by throngs.
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