Featured here is a great image of the Old Virginia minstrel or quartet dance stage group. These characters are dressed for a play, and are surely characters in the play given their unusual dress or costumes. The Old Virginia Brand was one of the biggest selling tobacco brands for most of the 20th century era.Details
The Baxter Cigar brand certainly played their Drum Cigar brand well, as they created a advertising slogan saying they beat all. What a better connotation of beating your competitors with a drum? Certainly some early Madison Avenue Marketer developed the campaign which made sense. However, the Baxter Drum Brand is no longer with us. But their advertising lives on for us with great signage like the one shown.