One of my students, Hank, and I were looking for a new place for interesting photos and a friend suggested we try the cigar factories in Ybor City. With a little research we found the J C Newman Company, one of the last traditional manufacturers of hand rolled cigars left in the "Cigar City". Housed in a hundred year-old building and using hundred year-old machines and methods, they have a museum open to the public daily and and offer tours two days a week. Check out our gallery of our visit. Go visit if you can, whether or not you are a cigar affectionado. They are very helpful, informative and camera-friendly.