Date: 19th century
Accession number: NN21149
A White man in a suit talks to a Black man holding a hoe in this tobacco advert. In the background, Black people work on a tobacco plantation. 'Redford's Celebrated Tobacco Manufactory' was based in Clerkenwell. It imported brands of tobacco such as Virginia. Virginia in the United States was a major tobacco growing area where the crop was cultivated using slave labour. Slavery was not abolished in the United States until 1865.