Lot of Former Cigar Manufacturer

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Title

Lot of Former Cigar Manufacturer

Alternative Title

Lot of Former Cigar Manufacturer

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Cigar industry--Florida
Cigar bands and labels--United States
Factories--Florida
Cigars

Description

The lot of a former cigar manufacturer that was located on South Oak Avenue, in Sanford, Florida, in 1924. The cigar industry was first brought to Florida by Cuban immigrants in the 1830s and became one of the most important industries in the Southeast by the last quarter of the 19th century, with Tampa serving as the cigar manufacturing center in the state. In the late 1800s, cigar factories began to appear in various other Florida cities, such as Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Cigar manufacturing first appeared in Sanford sometime between 1909 and 1912. The Florida cigar industry came to its peak in the first quarter of the 20th century, but then declined during the Great Depression and World War II, due to the accumulation of labor union conflicts over the years, the mechanization of production, and changing consumer demands. The industry was revitalized during the 1950s as production soared, despite the decline of the number of workers. Following the Cuban Revolution of the late 1950s and the U.S. embargo on Cuban products in 1962, the Florida cigar industry again declined. The Cuban embargo included tobacco, thus forcing American cigar rollers to begin using Dominican tobacco.

Creator

Cepero, Laura

Source

Original digital color image by Laura Cepero, July 3, 2011.

Date Created

2011-07-03

Is Part Of

Sanford Cigar Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

1.45 MB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Laura Cepero and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Tampa Florida. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2007.
"Cigar Making in Florida." Florida Memory, Division of Library & Information Services. http://www.floridamemory.com/onlineclassroom/cigar-industry/photos/.
"Florida Cigars: Artistry, Labor, and Politics in Florida's Oldest Industry." Florida Memory, Division of Library & Information Services. http://www.floridamemory.com/photographiccollection/photo_exhibits/cigar/.
Peeples, Vernon. "Shifting from Cuba, Cigar Industry reached from Key West to Tampa." The Herald-Tribune, August 22, 2002. http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20020822/COLUMNIST63/208220355.
Robison, Jim. "Sanford's Busy Cigar-Making Business Flourished in 1920." The Orlando Sentinel, January 19, 1997. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1997-01-19/news/9701171062_1_cigar-factory-cigar-boxes-cuban-cigars.

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Original Format

1 color digital image

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