Tobacco Factory, Virginia. 1870s

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Scribner's Monthly (Apr.1874), vol. VII, p. 652; also published in Edward King, The Great South . . . profusely illustrated from original sketches by J. Wells Champney (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 557. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Men, women, and children at work. The Scribner's illustration identifies this "tobacco warehouse" as being near Liberty Hill, a community in Bedford County; however, King (p. 557) identifies the scene as Lynchburg where "tobacco is the main article of . . . trade. Buyers from all parts of the Union crowd the streets; the warehouses are daily visited by throngs."