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Superfine Ragg

Packet of tobacco

Description:

Packet of Stansfields’ Superfine Ragg tobacco.

“Even after the freeing of slaves in America in 1865, many African Americans continued to work on the tobacco and cotton plantations where they had previously worked as slaves. This, and the attitude to black people generally, was reflected in the continued use of the image of a black man or woman on British tobacco packaging and advertising until about 1960.”

Reproduced with kind permission of Wills (now Imperial Tobacco).

Creator: Stansfield

Date: 20th century

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

Object ID:Wills Collection I 15/4

Fine Shagg tobacco

Packet of tobacco

Description:

One side of a packet of Wills and Sons’ Fine Shagg tobacco.

“Even after the freeing of slaves in America in 1865, many African Americans continued to work on the tobacco and cotton plantations where they had previously worked as slaves. This, and the attitude to black people generally, was reflected in the continued use of the image of a black man or woman on British tobacco packaging and advertising until about 1960.”

Reproduced with kind permission of Wills (now Imperial Tobacco).

Creator: Wills & Sons

Date: 20th century

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

Object ID:Wills Collection I 15/4

Superfine Shagg tobacco

Packet of tobacco

Description:

Packet of Franklyn and Company’s Superfine Shagg tobacco, possibly from the 1950s.

“Even after the freeing of slaves in America in 1865, many African Americans continued to work on the tobacco and cotton plantations where they had previously worked as slaves.� This, and the attitude to black people generally, was reflected in the continued use of the image of a black man or woman on British tobacco packaging and advertising until about 1960.”

Reproduced with kind permission of Wills (now Imperial Tobacco).

Creator: Franklyn and Company

Date: c.1950s

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

Object ID:Bennett Collection

Superfine Shagg tobacco

Packet of tobacco

Description:

One side of a packet of WD and HO Wills’ Superfine Shagg tobacco, possibly from the 1950s

“Even after the freeing of slaves in America in 1865, many African Americans continued to work on the tobacco and cotton plantations where they had previously worked as slaves. This, and the attitude to black people generally, was reflected in the continued use of the image of a black man or woman on British tobacco packaging and advertising until about 1960.”

Reproduced with kind permission of Wills (now Imperial Tobacco).

Creator: WD and HO Wills

Date: c.1950s

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

Object ID:Bennett Collection

Superfine Shagg tobacco

Packet of tobacco

Description:

One side of a packet of WD and HO Wills’ Superfine Shagg tobacco, possibly from the 1950s.

“Even after the freeing of slaves in America in 1865, many African Americans continued to work on the tobacco and cotton plantations where they had previously worked as slaves. This, and the attitude to black people generally, was reflected in the continued use of the image of a black man or woman on British tobacco packaging and advertising until about 1960.”

Reproduced with kind permission of Wills (now Imperial Tobacco).

Creator: W.D. & H.O. Wills

Date: c.1950s

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

Object ID:Bennett Collection

Photograph

Stripping stems

Description:

Photograph of tobacco processing workers sripping the stems of tobacco plants in Southern Rhodesia, which is today Zimbabwe.

Reproduced with kind permission of Wills (now Imperial Tobacco).

Date: c.1950s

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

Photograph

Press control panel

Description:

Photograph of fully automated press control panel at Wilson factory in North Carolina, America. The factory was owned by Imperial Tobacco Company.

Reproduced with kind permission of Wills (now Imperial Tobacco).

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

Photograph

Picking bands

Description:

Photograph of picking bands at Greenville factory in North Carolina, America. The factory was owned by Imperial Tobacco Company.

Reproduced with kind permission of Wills (now Imperial Tobacco).

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

Photograph

Picking lines

Description:

Photograph of picking lines at Wilson factory in North Carolina, America. The factory was owned by Imperial Tobacco Company.

Reproduced with kind permission of Wills (now Imperial Tobacco).

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

Photograph

Dyring leaf tobacco

Description:

Photograph of drying leaf tobacco (part of tobacco processing), in Southern Rhodesia, which is today Zimbabwe.

Reproduced with kind permission of Wills (now Imperial Tobacco).

Date: c.1950s

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

Object ID:Neg 2988

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