Featured is a brilliantly colored lithographic print advertising the Liggett and Myers Company flagship brand, Velvet Tobacco. The upper corner shows the small tin Velvet Tobacco pocket tin can, and this is the only thing on the lithograph featuring any form of advertising whatsoever. Liggett and Myers could do this as the brand was so…Details
Here’s an amazing reverse on glass sign for the General Arthur brand of ten cents cigars. Look closely, and you might recognize the image of the man, it is President Chester Arthur, 21st President of the United States. Using historical or well known political figures to help sell products was a practice alive and well in the late 1800’s era. Chester Arthur, while not a well known politician even in his day, was a military hero, hence, his image on this sign. Reverse on glass signs are hard to find in good condition like this sign is, especially 125 years later.