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Title W. E. Jenkins and J. D. Ryan Tobacco Company
Description This image shows the interior of the Jenkins-Ryan Tobacco Company and its owners, W. E. Jenkins and J. D. Ryan. This was a tobacco buying concern headquartered in Adairville and Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was owned by William Edgar Jenkins and J.D. Ryan. The Company
maintained branches in the southcentral Kentucky communities of Auburn, Morgantown, and
Scottsville. It also maintained branches in Hartsville, Carthage, and Lafayette, Tennessee. The image show tobacco hands, carts and many Black (African American) employees.
See also MSS 279
Catalog Number 2010.23.2
Object Name Photograph, Cabinet
Location Bowling Green, KY
Print Size 8 1/2" x 11"
Subjects Tobacco
Search Terms African Americans
Jenkins family
Jenkins Ryan Tobacco Company (Adairville, KY)
Ryan family
Caption Jenkins-Ryan Tobacco Company
See Also See MSS 279