Hereditary tobacco growers today

• Hereditary tobacco growers today

American photographer David Speer (David M. Spear) spent 5 years observing life Noygentov family who were hereditary growers and suddenly collapsed. During this time he managed to make more than 10 thousand pictures.

Hereditary tobacco growers today

Sherman Smith, a neighbor of the family, and best friend Harold "Turtle" Noygenta. Harold Sherman and were known in the neighborhood bullies; one of the fights ended at a local bar for Turtles broken jaw, despite this, he remained true to his principle - never to see a doctor. At age 20, Harold killed himself, leaving an orphan year-old son Jacob.

Hereditary tobacco growers today

Li Noygent a child suffered a head injury, which made him an invalid. He rarely spoke with his mother and brothers, preferring the company of pets. David Speer calls it the most intelligent of Noygentov.

Hereditary tobacco growers today

Mamie Noygent - the mother of seven children, the elder kind Noygentov. Her father and grandfather were sharecroppers, ie rented land from the more affluent farmers, paying them a part of the harvest. After World War II, when the archaic agriculture of southern states experienced modernization, the family was ruined.

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At school, Harold Noygenta immediately enrolled in a class for gifted children, but the mother took it from there - in the economy needed a helper. After his death, Sherman Smith (pictured) kept to himself.

Hereditary tobacco growers today

In spite of his disability, the economy was kept on the farm mainly on Lee: he cared for cows, chopped wood and do other hard work.

Hereditary tobacco growers today

Noygent Lee returns to the house from the shower. The family believed that he can predict the rain.

Hereditary tobacco growers today

Lee looks like a mother working in the field. David Speer took him to the airport in Greensboro - and this was the only case when Lee left the family farm. When he saw the plane, he said: "Wow, this bullshit flies!"

Hereditary tobacco growers today

Birthday Mamie. She turned 82 the year. From left to right: Lee, Harold and Mamie Noygenty. When the sons gave Mamie the washing machine, she refused to use a new product for its intended purpose and has become a store in her coal.

Hereditary tobacco growers today

Li Noygent. In September 2011, he died of cancer.

Hereditary tobacco growers today

Woodrow Noygent suffered from chronic alcoholism. After his wife left Rachel, getting drunk, Woodrow began to cry for a long time.

Hereditary tobacco growers today

Woodrow snake caught close to home. His nickname - Raccoon - he was obliged to piercing eyes, which differed in its infancy. In 1995, he died of a heart attack. another one of the brothers Noygentov (on a motorcycle) still responds to the nickname Frog - as a child he had a peculiar way of jumping.

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