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Marketing card (paper)

Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
A tobacco farmer’s marketing card, like the one seen here, was the most important piece of paper a farmer would carry. This card was a record of the entire years sale of tobacco for the farmer who carried it. Starting during the Great Depression, the tobacco quota system was in place. A farmer had to adhere to strict limitations on how much tobacco was grown and sold. Marketing cards were used to keep precise records of not only the farmer and how much land he harvested, but also at what warehouse the tobacco was sold and how much it was sold for each time the farmer went to market. more...
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