Sewing Machine for Green Tobacco Leaves 2017-08-03T19:45:14+00:00

Project Description

Title:  Sewing Machine for Green Tobacco Leaves      
Creators:  Shade Tobacco Growers  
Agricultural Association, Inc. and Clifford Schofield Color Productions (Cheshire,Connecticut)

Object ID:  2011.001.089
Date:  c. 1950-1960
Description:  Color postcard shows a group of women in a Connecticut River Valley tobacco shed. The large, freshly picked leaves are sewn in pairs onto a string attached to a wooden lath. The laths are hung in rows between the rafters of the shed. Charcoal fires or small heaters are tended constantly to ensure careful drying of the valuable crop.