Featured here is a beautiful lithographic print framed for the La Preferencia brand of cigars. This particular lithograph has a great slogan which says “30 minutes in Havana”. Clearly this refers to a great 30 minute smoke in Havana with a Cuban cigar!! This sign was made back before there was a moratorium for Cuban…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.