Featured is a beautiful tobacco tin lunch box from the American Tobacco Company which was based in Chicago, Illinois. This tin features a bright image of a fashionably dressed woman and man on their way to some exotic destination most likely. This brand was one of the companies major sellers along with the Miners Extra…Details
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 dominant that nothing else was needed other than a pretty woman to help sell the product itself, or at least catch the attention of most men at that time. Liggett and Myers was based in the St. Louis, MO marketplace for many years, and most likely at the time when this print was produced, i.e. circa 1900.