Tuesday, March 16, 2010
This is another picture from 1940 near Lexington, Kentucky. It shows men loading tobacco onto a wagon. Several people have mentioned the aroma of tobacco as it is drying. When I was a boy, several old timers around town would grow a couple rows of tobacco in the their gardens, and then would hang it in the garage to cure. That was the most wonderful aroma I ever smelled. It was a very sweet smell, like honey. I am surprised no one has ever tried to capture that smell in a candle or something.