National Geographic : 1947 Jan
Cuba-American Sugar Bowl Boys with Red Dust Pants Watch Dad Get In the Last of His Tobacco Here near Vifiales a farmer cuts leaves, ties them in "hands," and places them on a pole. The tobacco will be sun-dried and then aged and cured in his shed. This leaf of fair quality will serve as filler for cigars. © National Geographic Society Kodachromes by Melville Bell Grosvenor Deftly Graders Inspect Wrapper Leaves, Select the Best This Pinar del Rio tobacco, grown under cheesecloth to protect it from the hot sun and insects, is some of the finest in the world. A good leaf must be thin and silky and have tiny veins. Each will wrap two cigars.