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
Mercantile Cigars Tin Sign, F. R. Rice Tobacco Co.
Circa 1910, the F. R. Rice Tobacco Company was based in St. Louis, MO and manufactured Mercantile Cigars, a well known local seller. At one time, St. Louis was the largest tobacco and cigar manufacturing city in the United States. Their were many companies in the St Louis market including the Drummond Tobacco company with offices in St. Louis and Alton, Illinois, the Dausmann Tobacco Co, the Christian Peper Tobaccco Co, the John Weisert Tobacco company and many others.