Photostory #26: $80,000,000 Industry: Canadian Tobacco Harvest Under Way
National Film Board of Canada
September 13, 1955
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Though early French settlers of the sixteenth century are known to have produced some raw leaf pipe tobacco, large scale tobacco farming in Canada is a development of the last 25 years. To-day, tobacco is of increasing economic importance, netting the farmer $80,000,000 in 1954. In the same year approximately 22,113,102,000 Canadian manufactured cigarettes were consumed in the country. Here, workers are shown storing cured virginia [sic] cigarette tobacco in a Quebec pack barn in preparation for a visit by buyers.