This picture, taken some time after 1910, depicts African American employees of the American Sumatra Tobacco Company in Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida .
Formed by a merger of twelve growers in 1910, the American Sumatra Tobacco Company owned 34,000 acres of land in Georgia and Florida. Their 41 shade tobacco farms produced one-half of all tobacco in the region in the early 1900s .
 “Employees of the American Sumatra Tobacco Company,”State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/3353, accessed 23 Mar 2013.
 Pando, Robert T. 2003 Shrouded in Cheesecloth: the Demise of Shade Tobacco in Florida and Georgia. Master’s Thesis, Florida State University, Electronic Theses and Dissertations, http://etd.lib.fsu.edu/theses/available/etd-11142003-204324/, accessed 23 Mar 2013.