Tobacco Production, Virginia (?) late 18th cent.

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Image Reference

William Tatham, An Historical and Practical Essay on the Culture and Commerce of Tobacco (London, 1800), facing p. 29. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Illustrates various stages in the processing of tobacco, and is captioned, from top to bottom: a) "the common tobacco house"; b) "tobacco hanging upon a scaffold"; c) "the operation of prizing"; d) inside view of a tobacco house, shewing the tobacco hanging to cure"; e) "an outside view of public warehouses"; f) "an inside view of the public warehouse, shewing the process of inspection."