Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Smokers a century ago...

... could find flag girls among their cigarettes.

America, golden and brisk:

America. Digital ID: 1572051. New York Public Library

Buxom Belgium:

Belgium. Digital ID: 1572055. New York Public Library

Greece, as graceful as one of the three graces (or nine muses):

Greece. Digital ID: 1572163. New York Public Library

Saucy Italy:

Italy. Digital ID: 1572079. New York Public Library

Japan, cautious and coy:

Japan. Digital ID: 1572081. New York Public Library

Proud Portugal:

Portugal. Digital ID: 1572229. New York Public Library

Abyssinia, in her lovely unfurling colors:

Abyssinia. Digital ID: 1572175. New York Public Library

Lots more at the NYPL digital archives (from Poland to India to Montenegro), as part of their collection of Cigarette Cards.

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