Operators Sew Pairs of Tobacco Leaves 2017-07-27T20:55:30+00:00

Project Description

Title:  Operators Sew Pairs of Tobacco Leaves          
Creators:  Shade Tobacco Grower Agricultural 
Association, Inc. and Clifford Schofield Color Productions (Cheshire, Connecticut)

Object ID:  2011.001.093
Date:  c. 1950-1960
Description:  Color postcard of two women sewing tobacco leaves by hand. Pairs of leaves are sewn to a string attached to a wooden lath. The laths are hung between rafters in large tobacco sheds where the leaves cure. Large shade grown tobacco leaves from the Connecticut River Valley are used for cigar wrappers.