Tobacco Production, Richmond, Virginia, 1870s

Description

Caption: Stringing the Primings; shows a woman removing the lowest leaves of the tobacco plant (the primings), helped by small children; a boy in the background hangs the leaves out to dry. Although this scene is from the post-emancipation period, it can serve to illustrate earlier years. See King for description of tobacco trade in the Richmond (p. 632 ff.).

Source

Scribner's Monthly (May 1872-Oct. 1872), vol. IV, p. 652; also published in Edward King, The Great South . . . profusely illustrated from original sketches by J. Wells Champney (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 633. (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

NW0253

Spatial Coverage

North America--Virginia

Citation

"Tobacco Production, Richmond, Virginia, 1870s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 5, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1166
Caption: Stringing the Primings; shows a woman removing the lowest leaves of the tobacco plant (the primings), helped by small children; a boy in the background hangs the leaves out to dry. Although this scene is from the post-emancipation period, it can serve to illustrate earlier years. See King for description of tobacco trade in the Richmond (p. 632 ff.).
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