Tobacco Farming in NC

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© Kathryn Meyer
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This is how it's done... I've never used tobacco products nor grown it, but like it or not, tobacco was responsible for much of the wealth in our area, and its decline responsible for much of the loss of economic base. Also most of the derelict barns and sheds I have photographed are old tobacco barns.

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (9 Jul 2014):

    My, my, look at that red clay!! Nice shot

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer said (9 Jul 2014):

    Yes, Don, I have another photo taken in winter when the red clay soil was even more apparent. Thanks for commenting!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (9 Jul 2014):


  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer said (9 Jul 2014):

    Thanks, Davide!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (10 Jul 2014):

    I really like the horizontal and vertical comp of this image

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer said (10 Jul 2014):

    Thanks, Sarah! I've photographed this farm before, but it was so strung out it didn't look like much. The telephoto brings it up close!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Jul 2014):

    Rockin' JPG's Location!

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer said (11 Jul 2014):

    Thank you, John; glad you like this!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (13 Jul 2014):

    Like you, neither my husband or I plus our kids, have never used tobacco products. I feel bad for the farmers that are going into decline, but tobacco is so unhealthy for people, hopefully the farmers can turn to a different crop that is not toxic to people like tobacco is.

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer said (13 Jul 2014):

    Thanks for your input, Ann! Many local farmers are having success with wine grapes.

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