Tobacco Paper, Virginia, 17th century


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Image Reference
CW02

Source
Courtesy, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia; image C1980-866.

Comments
A black and white engraving, caption, "Wm. Gribble's Best Virginia Tobacco Barnstaple". Shows black man smoking a long-stemmed pipe. This paper is 3 1/8 inches H x 2 3/8 W, and is one of 41 tobacco papers of similar dimensions at CW issued by tobacconists in England, including this one from Barnstaple, Devon.