LACROSSE SERIES : IMPERIAL TOBACCO CO : CHARLES GEORGE (MONTREAL SHAMROCKS) AND DOT PHALEN (CORNWALL COLTS) : 1910

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These cigarette cards are part of the Imperial Tobacco Company’s Lacrosse Series. The cards highlight the leading players in the “Canadian National Game”. The first card features Charles George, a member of the Montreal Shamrocks team (no.7). The second card features Dot Phalen, a member of the Cornwall Colts team. These lacrosse cigarette cards were published in 1910. (SOLD)

SOUTH AFRICAN FOOTBALL TEAM :D. MORKEL : TADDY & CO. : CIGARETTE CARD : (1906-7)

This vintage tobacco card features D. Morkel, a player on the 1906-7 South African Football team. The card advertises “Grapnel” pipe tobacco for Taddy & Co.. The firm was located in London, England. James Taddy & Co. was founded in 1740 and by the end of the 19th century, the company was one of the most important British tobacco companies. It first produced citgarette cards in 1897. The company closed down in 1920 as a result of a labor strike by it’s tobacco workers. The photograph of Mr. Morkel, seen on this card,  was taken by Scott & Co.. This tobacco card has a few stains on it’s middle right side border. The card is in overall good condition (see scans).

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TWO CIGAR AFICIONADOS ENJOYING A SMOKE (TIN TYPE)

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cigar chompers 1 This tintype photograph features two cigar aficionados enjoying a smoke. Both men are well dressed. The seated many is “chomping down” on his cigar. Note his pocket watch chain. Tintypes were most popular in the 1860’s and 1870’s. This image measures about 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.   (SOLD)

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A MAN, HIS CIGAR, AND HIS DOG IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

CHICAGO DOG_0001A well dressed man wearing a derby hat poses with his dog at the Chicago photography studio of Wagner & Nickel. The gentleman looks quite content sitting beside his “best friend” and enjoying his cigar. His canine companion appears to be a young Golden Retriever. The subject has a thick beard without sideburns.

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FASHIONABLE AUSTRIAN MAN IN VIENNA

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A well dressed Austrian gentleman poses for this cabinet card portrait by photographer Karl Dubell. Dubell’s studio was located in Vienna, Austria. The subject in this image is accessorized with a cane, vest, bow tie and what appears to be a straw hat. What is this fine gentleman holding in the fingers of his right hand. Is that an extra long cigarette? To view other photographs by Dubell, click on the category “Photographer: Dubell”.

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TURN OF THE CENTURY BAD BOYS: CAUGHT IN THE ACT BY TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHER

The “bad boys” are in town and they are gathered to play a mean game of cards and enjoy their smokes. Traveling photographer, C. A. Johnson has posed the five men in front of a painted river scene. The guys seem quite natural in this gambling milieu. My guess is, that “they’ve been there, and done that”. Its a bit unusual to see cigarettes in cabinet card photography, but they fit this scene perfectly.

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