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Shop sign

Tobacconists shop sign


Tobacconist’s shop sign. Tobacco leaves were rolled up into a rope or twist, and the rope of tobacco coiled for storage. This wooden sign represents a coil of tobacco, to be hung outside a tobacconist’s shop. Tobacco was grown on the Caribbean plantations owned by the Bristish. Enslaved Africans worked on the plantations.

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

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

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