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African American Tobacco Workers

Tobacco Workers

African American tobacco workers, all of them women, pose in front of the American Tobacco Company factory in Richmond. Behind the group, on the far left, several white men stand on steps leading to the managerial offices. The sign above the main doorway describes the building as the "Richmond Stemmery," a factory where workers stripped tobacco leaves. The image was made by an unknown photographer, probably late in the nineteenth century.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: Probably late nineteenth century

Medium: Albumen photographic print

Courtesy of The Valentine

Tobacco Stripping

African American women, almost all of them wearing hats, strip tobacco leaves inside a Richmond factory. White factory managers stand on the periphery, surveying the women working in their cubicles. This image was made by an unknown photographer probably in the late nineteenth century.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: ca. 1895

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of The Valentine

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  • Tobacco Workers

    African American tobacco workers, all of them women, pose in front of the American Tobacco Company factory in Richmond. Behind the group, on the far left, several white men stand on steps leading to the managerial offices. The sign above the main doorway describes the building as the "Richmond Stemmery," a factory where workers stripped tobacco leaves. The image was made by an unknown photographer, probably late in the nineteenth century.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: Probably late nineteenth century

    Medium: Albumen photographic print

    Courtesy of The Valentine

  • Tobacco Stripping

    African American women, almost all of them wearing hats, strip tobacco leaves inside a Richmond factory. White factory managers stand on the periphery, surveying the women working in their cubicles. This image was made by an unknown photographer probably in the late nineteenth century.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: ca. 1895

    Medium: Photographic print

    Courtesy of The Valentine