Saturday, January 08, 2011

Stone Litho plug tobacco label Vintage Equestrian

I recently viewed the film Thank You For Smoking, a biting political satire about a tobacco company lobbyist.  This got me thinking a little bit about tobacco advertising, since the film references well-known criticisms of the tobacco industry, such as their use of rugged icons such as the Marlboro Man and Joe Camel. 

This particular item is for a lithograph from the Winner Brand British American Tobacco Company, depicting equestrian riders.  As this box was produced long before the surgeon general warned of the dangers of tobacco use, there were no restrictions of tobacco companies being associated with sporting events or promoting any sort of "cool" image.  This can be yours for $84.95.

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