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Cigar Factory
Date:
1907
Creator:
N/A
Collection #:
GPC-B003-F44-I01
Process/Size:
Gelatin Silver Print/4" x 5"

Description:
Interior of cigar factory depicting workers rolling stogies.

Notes:
The stogy derived its name from the Conestoga wagons that used to bring freight into Pittsburgh. The drivers of these wagons would roll tobacco leaves into seven-inch cigars that became known as stogies. The Big Standard Cigar and Industrial Cigar Companies made Pittsburgh the top cigar region of the early 1900s. Many of the workers were women who were paid according to the number of bunches of cigars they rolled.

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