Blanche Elizabeth Shaw Dobbin

Blanche Elizabeth Shaw Dobbin
was born on June 17, 1908 in Pomfret, Maryland;
lived from 1928 to 1997 in Hyattsville, Maryland;
and died in Virginia Beach, Virginia on October 21, 2003

Harvest Time

Farm life was hard. Though there was probably a garden for the household, and maybe some small field set out for a food crop, in Maryland the money was in tobacco. And everyone joined in when it was time to cut and hang the leaves. Cutting tobacco here is mother Jenny, with father Fred behind, then Edith, Edna, and Blanche.

It looks hot, and I bet tobacco left a strong stain on your hands. Perhaps Frank is holding the camera.

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