Paula Wirth ADMIN September 24, 2010
New group --- Liquor Signs!! www.flickr.com/groups/liquorsigns/

Group Description

Vintage (historic) representations of the smoking industry and advertising of addiction, from magazine and billboard ads to cigarette cards and smoking paraphenalia and packaging, circa 1920s-1970s (give or take a decade or so). Cigarettes, cigars, rolling papers, pipes, tobacco, etc. Your scans and photos, please, not harvested off the web, thanks ;-)

Welcome: Ads and representations that seem at best ironic/naive, at worst, making horrifyingly inaccurate, even blatantly false claims.

Ad copy such as "Women, because their throats are more delicate than men\'s, particularly appreciate this relief from the hot smoke of parched dry-as-dust tobacco," for instance, that is perfect.

Also welcome: Vintage signs (neon, painted, etc.), and photos of vintage packages.

Note: Not for recent pictures of you and your friends lighting up (such as this NSFW photo), piles of cigarette butts, recent anti-smoking pamphlets, recent advertising, or fake/photoshopped/retro-looking ads, commentary and collage. Also not for pot/marijuana imagery, thanks!

That bully old slogan hits me just right--

Group Rules

Welcome:
VINTAGE Smoking-related advertising, packaging, and signage.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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