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.