Tobacco Market opens


Title
Tobacco Market opens
Description
WITN news crew records activity in the tobacco market. Undated.
Date
1949-1967
Original Format
negatives
Extent
3cm x 2cm
Local Identifier
0741-b33-fd-v33.d.77
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
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Sylvia Watkins Jan 20 2011

Opening Day of the tobacco market in the small town of Wendell, N.C, was like a festival.  There were vendors selling their wares and various activities for the  entire families.  The theater and hot dog stands were the most popular places for the young people.  The adults watched the auction and met old friends and neighbors.  Afterwards, with a little  money in their pockets, they shopped for needed items and, occasionally brought a couple of pounds of weiners or a roll of bologna and a wedge of cheese.  These were special treats for the youngsters who were "tired" of eating the daily fresh vegetables their mother provided.

Sylvia Watkins Jan 20 2011

Opening Day of the tobacco market in the small town of Wendell, N.C, was like a festival. There were vendors selling their wares and various activities for the entire families. The theaer and hot dog stands were the most popular places for the young people. The adults watched the auction and met old friends and neighbors. Afterwards, with a little money in their pockets, they shopped for needed items and, occasionally brought a couple of pounds of weiners or a roll of bologna and a wedge of cheese. These were special treats for the youngsters who were "tired" of eating the daily fresh vegetables their mother provided.

John Howard Jan 09 2011

I don't know that the news crew is actually interviewing anyone in this photo; it looks to me more like they're filming an auction as it moves down the row, putting the microphone close to the auctioneer to capture the sound of his chant. I used to be a tobacco buyer, and would see this type of thing happen a lot on opening day.

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