Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lewis Ginter and Cigarette rolling factory girls, ca. 1900

Image of Lewis Ginter, ca. 1894, from
VCU Libraries' Special Collections and Archives.
More about Ginter from Google Books.

Allen and Ginter tobacco company factory where "white" girls rolled cigarettes (the firm advertised that it was "always" white girls who did the rolling). This image from a publication called "The Poets in Smokeland" ca. 1900, courtesy Special Collections and Archives, VCU Libraries.

- Ray B.

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