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
The Saint Bruno Standard Dark Flake Smoking Tobacco was a large seller for years, and still was in business as late as the 1970’s being sold in tobacco shops all around the European area as well as inside the United States. This particular metal sign is very colorful, and certainly would have garnered the attention of any casual visitor in the signs vicinity. The brand was advertised as Virginia Smooth, although it was manufactured in Dublin, Ireland.