Category:
Tobacco and Smoking

Follies of the Madmen #320



Sexy Owl Lady is recruiting cigar smokers.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 12, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #306



Tiny, tiny Cigarette Elf delivers tobacco goodness!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 08, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1940s

Follies of the Madmen #273



Happy Joe Lucky was no Roger Rabbit, but he does a credible job here with Gisele MacKenzie.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 06, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Television, Tobacco and Smoking, Cartoons, 1950s

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #37

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Click to enlarge. From the 1930s catalog.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 03, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Tobacco and Smoking, 1930s, Pranks, Butt

Amusements of Our Forefathers

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Both ads here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 24, 2015 - Comments (1)
Category: Humor, Tobacco and Smoking, Sex Symbols, 1950s

Kaywoodie Chinrester

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Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 21, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Tobacco and Smoking, Chindogu, 1950s

Pin-Up Girl Pistol Lighter

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This product really has everything: women, guns and smoking.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 13, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Tobacco and Smoking, Sex Symbols, 1950s, Weapons

Follies of the Madmen #239

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[Click to enlarge]

"Droodles" sounds ugly, like "drool." And these jokes are fit only to entertain an eight-year-old. Excellent campaign to indicate quality of product and sophistication of audience.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 08, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Games, Tobacco and Smoking, 1950s

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