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Lancaster County #24

By handlerstudio  

I had been doing a craft show Labor Day Weekend in Lancaster, late summer, and I was photographing the tobacco field that led off this series....and another photographer was there...and mentioned that there was a barn with the front open about a quarter mile back down the road toward Lancaster...I drove back and there it was. The was a young Amish boy in the barn...and i asked him if i could take photos...initially he said no...I said i was not trying to photograph he went below with the livestock and left me alone. Fortunately, i had my tripod with me, as the only light was the open end of the barn...for anyone who does not recognize it...the drying leaves in the lead and versions is tobacco. In the Conestoga River Valley, in the 1800's, the Amish (and others) grew so much cigar tobacco the the slang term for cigar, "stogie" came from there.

A grateful thanks to Alan Basely for his UA for my locomotive photos.


Tags: Photo journalism Tobacco Lancaster county pennsylvania usa Amish Barn Interior

Voters: taggart, mike9005, TimothyDMorton and 31 more

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taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
1 Aug 2022 1:31AM
Good coverage of the tobacco barn and its contents!

Re: the butterflies ARE just coming back it seems!
1 Aug 2022 1:55AM
Lovely set of a tobacco farm at work, Peter.

gajewski 18 10 9 United States
1 Aug 2022 5:35AM
I LOVE this image.
karlablo Plus
5 46 23
1 Aug 2022 5:45AM
V1 or V6 for me please - what is the real story really?
Probably the fascination of old machines...?
Anyhow, great series - congrats and greetings!
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
1 Aug 2022 6:23AM
very well recorded
DaveRyder Plus
9 6.7k 18 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2022 8:02AM
Another interesting set Peter,
Chinga Plus
12 116 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2022 10:11AM
Fascinating set and content Peter,
Isabel GrinGrin
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 2002 England
1 Aug 2022 1:00PM
A lovely drop of light there, Peter.
elousteve 3 5 Slovakia
1 Aug 2022 1:28PM
Interesting footage, modern technology...folk farming.
Fefe Plus
11 84 49 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2022 2:40PM
Excellent set Peter, very interesting!
2 Aug 2022 9:39AM
Looking at makes me think I have stepped into the set of "the Big Valley " and such well done.

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