Tobacco drying


Title
Tobacco drying
Description
Tobacco leaves hung up to dry in building. Date from negative sleeve.
Date
July 31, 1954
Original Format
negatives
Extent
12cm x 10cm
Local Identifier
0741-b4-fd-v4.d.67
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
Copyright held by Joyner Library. Permission to reuse this work is granted for all non-commercial purposes.
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Comments

Sylvia Bunn Watkins Jan 21 2011

This picture shows racks built for holding the sticks of green tobacco.  The sticks are put in racks to prevent them from going through a "heat" before they are put into the barn.  If the tobacco is wet, hanging the tobacco in racks, allows the water to drain off before being hoisted up into the barn.  Notice the empty sticks in the pile.  They are tied in bundles of 50.  This way the farmer can keep up with the number of sticks used and compares that number with the number needed to fill the barn.

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