Tobacco Production and Inspection
Original Author: William Tatham, author
Created: 1800
Medium: Book illustration

Tobacco Production and Inspection

An illustration from William Tatham's, An Historical and Practical Essay on the Culture and Commerce of Tobacco (London, 1800) depicts the steps in processing and inspecting tobacco. Using a lettering system the author captioned the image from top to bottom: (a) "the common tobacco house"; (b) "tobacco hanging upon a scaffold"; (c) "the operation of prizing"; (d) "inside view of a tobacco house, shewing the tobacco hanging to cure"; (e) "an outside view of public warehouses"; ( f) "an inside view of the public warehouse, shewing the process of inspection."