Best Virginia

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Title

Best Virginia

Description

A Virginia Indian in a headdress holds a bow in one hand and tobacco leaves in the other in this woodblock image used by an English company to label its "Best Virginia" tobacco product. Tobacco was the major cash crop for the English colonists in Virginia. The English may have associated tobacco with Virginia Indians, who first introduced the Europeans to the weed.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Virginia Historical Society

Date

ca. 1780s–1820s

Rights

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Original Format

Woodblock print

Files

Best Virginia.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Best Virginia,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/98.

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