From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Tobacco in the Barn

Life in Christian County, Kentucky... Life in The Upper South...



Burley tobacco barn

I toned down the color in this photo to give it an old-fashioned air because this photo would have been about the same if it had been taken fifty or even one hundred years ago. (Except that the barn would have been newer.)

This tobacco is being air-cured, as opposed to being fired. The barn doors are open so the air can circulate. The tobacco inside is almost certainly burley tobacco, a much-grown variety around here.

This is an encore performance on my blog for this barn. Its first appearance was on August 17 in full color.

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2 comments:

Tudorw said...

I love the vintage look of this sepia toned image. You have certainly captured an era of long ago.

Genevieve said...

Thank you, John. I like it too. :)

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