Miss Martha Scott is crowned as Queen at the National Tobacco Festival. Scenes from the parade.
South Boston Virginia USA Date:1940, September 9 Duration:1 min 4 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Celebration of the National Tobacco festival in South Boston, Virginia. Contestants for the Queen of Tobacco Festival walking through a tobacco field and picking tobacco leaves. They are holding a contestant up high on a platform shaped like a giant tobacco leaf, and picking tobacco leaves which they scatter on the platform as they walk. Colorful parade for the celebration of the festival. Contestants in decorated floats passing on the street. The first float seen features a giant cigarette held high over a girl contestant's head. Large crowd watching the parade. Buildings along the sides of Main Street in downtown South Boston, Virginia. United States Postmaster General James Farley crowns Miss Martha Scott as the Tobacco Queen. James Farley in a humorous shack is greeted by the line of contenders for the Tobacco Queen crown and kisses a number of them.
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