Hilson Co. of N.Y, Hoffman House Bouquet Cigar Sign, Ca. 1900

Featured here is a beautiful Hilson Company lithographic sign advertising their Hoffman House Bouquet Brand of Cigars.   The image is unique to my knowledge and is not a stock image.  I am not really sure why the company decided to use two nude kids painting a porcelain or stone like man’s statue, but they did!  Oh well, certainly unique in any day or time period.    The Hilson Company was based in New York City and also had the Cavalier brand of cigars as one of their top selling brands.   Interestingly, the Cavalier brand also used a regal looking older man as their main character for their image, similar to the man in this top hat in this Hoffman House litho.