Workers Hang Shade Cloth in Tobacco Fields 2017-08-03T19:55:22+00:00

Project Description

Title:  Workers Hang Shade Cloth in Tobacco Fields    
Creators:  Shade Tobacco Grower Agricultural 
Association, Inc. and Clifford Schofield Color Productions (Cheshire, Connecticut)
Object ID:  2011.001.085
Date:  c. 1950-1965
Description:  Color postcard shows workers preparing a Connecticut River Valley tobacco field for the new planting season. Men pull the yellow shade netting over supporting wires and irrigation piping. The cloth helps create the humid climate preferred for growing shade grown tobacco.