Tobacco Factory, Virginia. 1870s
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.
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)
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