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Tobacco is an especially labor intensive crop. Michael Waskiewicz, one of the third generation on the J & J Farm, uses a tobacco hatchet to cut the stalks. Hand work is necessary to fasten the tobacco on frames and hang the loaded frames to dry in well-ventilated tobacco barns.


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Michael Waskiewicz

creator   George Bluh
date   1996
location   Amherst, Massachusetts
width   16.0"
height   20.0"
process/materials   gelatin silver print
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #2006.15.3

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