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Tobacco Collection

"Tobacco: A Journey Through Time and Pleasure" Step back in time with Sailor, 1955, as he takes a puff of his beloved tobacco

Background imageTobacco Collection: No. 3 cigarettes, 1924=25

No. 3 cigarettes, 1924=25
Players No. 3 cigarettes rectangular, metal counter card, depicting a single, lit cigarette with a plume of smoke. The text on the card reads " There is // Quality // in every // PLAYERs // No

Background imageTobacco Collection: Reagan Chesterfield Ad

Reagan Chesterfield Ad
RONALD REAGAN 40th American President (1981-89), seen here as a popular actor of the early 1950s in a cigarette advert Date: circa 1951

Background imageTobacco Collection: Players Please: Sailor, 1955

Players Please: Sailor, 1955
Players Navy Cut small rectangular counter card. The background is yellow with a cream edge. In the centre is the head and shoulders of a sailor with " H Ms EXCELLENT" on his hatband

Background imageTobacco Collection: Navy Cut: HMS Vanguard, 1940=1960

Navy Cut: HMS Vanguard, 1940=1960
Players Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes rectangular counter-card featuring a reproduction of Charles Pears painting of HMS Vanguard dressed for Royal Review

Background imageTobacco Collection: Mephisto Cigars label, printed by F. Heppenheimers sons, New York

Mephisto Cigars label, printed by F. Heppenheimers sons, New York
PNP382187 Mephisto Cigars label, printed by F. Heppenheimers sons, New York, 1897 (colour litho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Manufactured bu D)

Background imageTobacco Collection: Main Street, Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA

Main Street, Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
Main Street, Grass Valley (mining town), Nevada County, California, USA. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTobacco Collection: Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London

Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London, with the Shirland Hotel (pub, now the Truscott Arms) on the left. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTobacco Collection: People love Player s: Paddle in Sea, 1961

People love Player s: Paddle in Sea, 1961
Players Navy Cut Cigarettes counter-card featuring a photographic image of a man and woman embracing on a beach. They are ankle deep in the sea the gentleman wears rolled up jeans

Background imageTobacco Collection: Map of Bermuda (colour engraving)

Map of Bermuda (colour engraving)
XCF285171 Map of Bermuda (colour engraving) by English School; Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageTobacco Collection: Players Please: Female sailor, 1955

Players Please: Female sailor, 1955
Players Navy Cut Cigarettes large rectangular counter-card featuring a painting of a blonde female sailor in white shirt and navy tie with naval hat to the left behind her head

Background imageTobacco Collection: BULL DURHAM TOBACCO, 1864. Trademark symbol for Bull Durham tobacco, 1864

BULL DURHAM TOBACCO, 1864. Trademark symbol for Bull Durham tobacco, 1864

Background imageTobacco Collection: Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes, 1923=24

Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes, 1923=24
Players Navy Cut Cigarettes and Tobacco rectangular counter card featuring an aerial photograph of the Players factory in Radford

Background imageTobacco Collection: Navy Cut Medium Cigarettes, 1927

Navy Cut Medium Cigarettes, 1927
Players Navy Cut Medium cigarettes pull-out counter card depicting a caricature of a rugby player next to a pack of Medium cigarettes. The text reads " W.W

Background imageTobacco Collection: Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes, 1927

Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes, 1927
Players Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes rectangular, convex counter card depicting a cricket ground. In the foreground is a three-quarter length picture of a cricketer walking away from the field as

Background imageTobacco Collection: At the Moulin de la Galette or La Madeleine. Painting by Ramon Casas i Carbo (1866-1932)

At the Moulin de la Galette or La Madeleine. Painting by Ramon Casas i Carbo (1866-1932)
AIS5357395 At the Moulin de la Galette or La Madeleine. Painting by Ramon Casas i Carbo (1866-1932), 1892. Oil on canvas. Barcelona, Museum at Montserrat

Background imageTobacco Collection: England / London / Pinner

England / London / Pinner
Pinner High Street, London Borough of Harrow, north West London, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageTobacco Collection: Smoking club, 18th century artwork

Smoking club, 18th century artwork. The practice of smoking tobacco was popularised in England and Ireland in the 1580s and 1590s by the English soldier and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (c.1552-1618)

Background imageTobacco Collection: Tobacco hornworm with tobacco plant

Tobacco hornworm with tobacco plant
Tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) with a damaged tobacco plant, artwork. This species is common throughout North America. Eggs (right)

Background imageTobacco Collection: A man gets real pleasure from PLAYER S, 1967

A man gets real pleasure from PLAYER S, 1967
Players Navy Cut Cigarettes small counter-card featuring a photographic image of a fair-haired man on horseback looking to the left behind him. The man wears jeans, a denim jacket and checked shirt

Background imageTobacco Collection: Police Public Call Box, London

Police Public Call Box, London
A police officer using a Police Public Call Box on a London street. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937

Background imageTobacco Collection: Empire Nut Brown

Empire Nut Brown
Advertisement for Adkins Empire Nut Brown tobacco featuring Bairnsfathers WWI creation, Old Bill

Background imageTobacco Collection: Tobacconist - Treyer and Fribourg

Tobacconist - Treyer and Fribourg
The famous (and charming) 18th century tobacco, cigar and snuff shop Treyer and Fribourg at 34 Haymarket, London, SW1. The shop enjoyed the patronage of George III

Background imageTobacco Collection: Advert / Navy Cut Cigs

Advert / Navy Cut Cigs
Players Navy Cut Cigarettes - A Fine Tobacco

Background imageTobacco Collection: Humanised elephant in the role of a bon viveur

Humanised elephant in the role of a bon viveur
A humanised elephant, wearing waistcoat, trousers and tailcoat, cast in the role of a bon viveur, with corks popping out of wine bottles behind him

Background imageTobacco Collection: Advert / Ogdens Tobacco

Advert / Ogdens Tobacco
Ogdens : " Suit the Million and the Millionaire"

Background imageTobacco Collection: Advert / Gold Flake Cigs

Advert / Gold Flake Cigs
Willss Gold Flake at Ascot - the Mans cigarette that Women like

Background imageTobacco Collection: No Smoking, Ladies

No Smoking, Ladies
This West End restaurant was one of the first to reserve tables for non-smokers after objections were raised. These three ladies disobey the notice on their table

Background imageTobacco Collection: Gardening Book / Tobacco

Gardening Book / Tobacco
Baccy, Grow and Smoke Your Own An instruction booklet on how to grow your own tobacco

Background imageTobacco Collection: Mature man wearing cloth cap lights his pipe in an Irish pub

Mature man wearing cloth cap lights his pipe in an Irish pub
A mature man wearing a cloth cap sits in a pub in Cork, Ireland, and lights his pipe. In front of him is a pint of Guinness. He has a large belly and behind him is a dart board Date: 1989

Background imageTobacco Collection: Players means Quality, 1960

Players means Quality, 1960
Players Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes counter-card featuring a colour illustration of a man from the chest up smoking a pipe

Background imageTobacco Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice and a caterpillar

Alice in Wonderland, Alice and a caterpillar
Alice in Wonderland, Alice meets a caterpillar sitting on a mushroom, smoking a hookah. Date: early 20th century

Background imageTobacco Collection: A pause for more pleasure, 1951

A pause for more pleasure, 1951
Players Navy Cut large rectangular counter-card featuring a reproduction of Van Jones painting depicting a lady in a coastal scene holding a lit cigarette with a red bicycle next to her

Background imageTobacco Collection: Cartoon, Arf a Mo, Kaiser! WW1

Cartoon, Arf a Mo, Kaiser! WW1
Cartoon, Arf a Mo, Kaiser! by Bert Thomas of the Artists Rifles, showing a British soldier lighting his pipe. The cartoons purpose was to raise money to supply tobacco

Background imageTobacco Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Producer

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Producer. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageTobacco Collection: Plants / Arnica Montana

Plants / Arnica Montana
LEOPARDs BANE, MOUNTAIN TOBACCO Date: late 19th century

Background imageTobacco Collection: Navy Cut: Off Greenwich, 1952

Navy Cut: Off Greenwich, 1952
Players Navy Cut Cigarettes and Tobacco rectangular covered counter-card featuring a reproduction of " Off Greenwich" by Frank H. Mason

Background imageTobacco Collection: Its a way they have in the Navy: HMS Archeron, 1950

Its a way they have in the Navy: HMS Archeron, 1950
Players Navy Cut rectangular counter-card featuring an illustration of a white submarine with sailors standing to attention on board entering port

Background imageTobacco Collection: Market Street, Penryn, Cornwall. 1916-1918

Market Street, Penryn, Cornwall. 1916-1918
A view from the clock tower of a crowd of people on Market Street, Penryn, with a child on a tricycle in the foreground. According to N. J. E

Background imageTobacco Collection: COLONIAL PLANTER. A tobacco planter relaxing at his estate in colonial Virginia

COLONIAL PLANTER. A tobacco planter relaxing at his estate in colonial Virginia, early 18th century. Illustration, 1896, after Howard Pyle

Background imageTobacco Collection: Navy Cut cigarettes, 1927=28

Navy Cut cigarettes, 1927=28
Players counter card in the shape of the full-length profile of a naval officer. His insignia suggest he is a commander. His left hand is in his pocket

Background imageTobacco Collection: No Name Tobacco with an unparalleled reputation, 1964

No Name Tobacco with an unparalleled reputation, 1964
Players No Name Tobacco counter-card featuring a black and white photographic image of a gentleman from the waist up, leaning against a table holding a pipe to his mouth

Background imageTobacco Collection: We ve got taste, Gold leaf taste, Join us, 1966

We ve got taste, Gold leaf taste, Join us, 1966
Players Gold Leaf Cigarettes large rectangular counter-card featuring a colour photographic image of a man in glasses

Background imageTobacco Collection: One After Another, Players Please, 1956

One After Another, Players Please, 1956
Players Navy Cut Cigarettes rectangular counter-card featuring an illustration of four open packets of 20 Navy Cut Cigarettes Medium standing up domino-style

Background imageTobacco Collection: Whatever the pleasure: Cycling, 1955

Whatever the pleasure: Cycling, 1955
layers Navy Cut rectangular covered counter-card featuring an illustration of a young man and lady taking a break from a bike ride to sit and smoke on a bench around a tree

Background imageTobacco Collection: Navy sailor cut-out, 1954

Navy sailor cut-out, 1954
Players Navy Cut cut-out counter-card of a sailor leaning against a wooden post reading a paper. The sailor wears full navy coloured naval uniform

Background imageTobacco Collection: Players Please: Dalmatians, 1950

Players Please: Dalmatians, 1950
Players Navy Cut rectangular covered counter-card featuring a reproduction of a painting by Van Jones depicting a lady in a moorland scene smoking a cigarette

Background imageTobacco Collection: Navy Cut Medium cigarettes, 1924

Navy Cut Medium cigarettes, 1924
Players Navy Cut Medium cigarettes in three, tiered sections. The back section is the tallest and comprises packs of cigarettes

Background imageTobacco Collection: Woman Smoking 1940S

Woman Smoking 1940S
A young housewife exhales a stream of smoke as she takes a break from her household tasks. By the end of World War Two, nearly half of the women in Britain had a smoking habit



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"Tobacco: A Journey Through Time and Pleasure" Step back in time with Sailor, 1955, as he takes a puff of his beloved tobacco. The Reagan Chesterfield Ad reminds us of the allure that tobacco held for many during its golden era. On the HMS Vanguard from 1940 to 1960, Navy Cut was the choice of brave sailors who sought solace in its rich flavor. Traveling to Shirland Road in Maida Vale, London, we witness the love affair between people and Player's cigarettes as they paddle in the sea during a carefree day in 1961. The Mephisto Cigars label printed by F. Heppenheimers sons transports us to New York City where cigar aficionados indulged their senses. A colorful map of Bermuda captures our attention, highlighting how Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes became synonymous with adventure and relaxation in 1923-24. In 1927, Navy Cut Medium Cigarettes emerged as a favorite among those seeking a balanced smoking experience. Fast forward to 1967 when "A man gets real pleasure from PLAYER S. " This iconic slogan resonates with individuals who find joy and satisfaction within each drag. Reflecting on history once more, we revisit Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes from 1927 - an enduring brand that has stood the test of time. As we delve into artistry through Ramon Casas i Carbo's painting at Moulin de la Galette or La Madeleine, we are reminded that tobacco has been intertwined with culture throughout centuries. From sailors to artists, it has captivated hearts across generations. Tobacco is not just about consumption; it represents memories forged over decades – moments shared on ships sailing vast oceans or leisurely strolls along picturesque streets like Shirland Road. It embodies pleasure sought after by millions worldwide – an experience steeped in tradition yet evolving with each passing year.