"Those identified in this 1938 photo include Leland Perry 'Pete' Barnes (center with black hat), Henry Hayes and wife Pearl Hayes (with straw hats), Sylvia Hayes Ellis (right front), Elizabeth 'Lib' Hayes Williamson (back to camera, left center), Hawley Williams (center with blond hair) and the mule named 'Nellie.' The photo was taken on the … Continue reading Barnes Family Tobacco Farm
Hand-tinted postcard from the Bright Leaf Market, c. 1930s. To see more images from this collection, visit DigitalNC.
By Monica Holland for The Fayetteville Observer—They used to be prominent, cropping up from the land like the yellowing leaves they’d housed across miles and miles of Carolina farm country. A monument to the charm of country life, tobacco barns have stood for everything from good, honest work to the trust and reliance of family … Continue reading Tobacco barn photos show appreciation for farming history
written by T. EDWARD NICKENS PHOTOGRAPH BY NED LEARY Bobby Joe Fisher got it right, I think. But let me say this: I really don’t know what I’m talking about. We’re sitting at the McDonald’s in Battleboro, on U.S. Highway 301, right there at Wesleyan College, and he’s remembering all those times he rode … Continue reading Memories of Pulling Tobacco, a Labor of Love