Harvesting and Curing Shade Grown Tobacco 2017-07-27T20:59:39+00:00

Project Description

Title:  Harvesting and Curing Shade Grown Tobacco   
Creators:  Shade Tobacco Grower Agricultural 
Association, Inc. and Clifford Schofield Color Productions (Cheshire, Connecticut)
Object ID:  2011.001.088
Date:  c. 1960-1970
Description:  Color postcard showing a young woman in a red plaid shirt operating one of the specialized sewing machines used to string shade-grown tobacco leaves onto a wooden lath. The laths are hung between rafters in large sheds where the leaves cure. The sheds are a familiar sight in the Connecticut River Valley.