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…Details
Featured is an early tin sign from the Hirschhorn Mack and Company Cigar Makers in New York City. This sign features the commonly used logo image of Mr. George in the center. Just about every Henry George Cigar advertising item I have seen prominently features the same image in the advertisement. The Henry George Cigars typically have a 5 ct. denomination in the advertisement also.