Category:
Tobacco and Smoking

Follies of the Madmen #365



Posted By: Paul - Sat May 12, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Tobacco and Smoking, Telephones, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #364



Woman with memory issues ensures she will be regarded as insane.



Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 07, 2018 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1950s

Rupkali, the Smoking Elephant of Baroda



Around 1:55, you will see Rupkali enjoying his hookah.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 11, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Tobacco and Smoking, 1930s

Cigar Girl



From a travel article: "Stopping in front of King Corona Cigars & Café, I’m quickly reminded that Ybor City was once the “Cigar Capital of the World.” Factories within just a few miles of where I’m standing produced 700 million cigars a year, and all of those cigars were hand-rolled in the Cuban tradition. "

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 26, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Regionalism, Tobacco and Smoking, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Twentieth Century

Follies of the Madmen #351



Uncertain what "umph" actually tastes like.

Source of ad.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 16, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1980s

Follies of the Madmen #346



I was unaware that mermaids were lured by cigar smoke.


Full ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 12, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Cryptozoology, Tobacco and Smoking, 1940s

Follies of the Madmen #344



Sleeping couple happy to be awakened by cigarette parade.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 03, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1970s

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

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