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SOUTHERNER RIGHTS SEGARS.

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A considerably idealized view of slave life in the American South, appearing on a printed label for cigars "expressly manufactured for Georgia and Alabama." The New York firm Salomon Brothers may have sought to appeal to Southern consumers and sympathizers in the tense period immediately preceding the Civil War. The illustration shows a tobacco plantation with manor house and a field in which black slaves harvest tobacco. In the foreground is a well-dressed black couple out for a stroll.

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