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[Kansas] Tobacco novelty quilts showed creativity

quilts based on the collection of former Emma Creek Quilt Guild member Ethel Abrahams. Abrahams acquired quilts sewn with fabric novelties produced by tobacco companies. “This is the story of some of the most unusual fabrics used in American quilt making
Newton Kansan
added Aug 11, 2017 18:43
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Apollo Missions to the Moon: The Memorabilia Stage

Historians have interviewed former mission workers, who remember squinting at consoles through the haze of cigarette and cigar smoke... Autographed photos in the sale (which sold for up to $2,750 each) showed Houston staff members during Apollo flights,
New York Times
added Nov 17, 2016 23:39
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[New York] Century-old life hacks that are still going strong! Vintage cigarette cards offer smokers clever tips including how to extract a splinter and light a match in the wind

A set of cigarette cards held at the New York Public Library reveal that clever tips for improving domestic life have been doing the rounds for at least a century. The cardboard tips, which were standard in cigarette packets at the turn of the 20th cent
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 26, 2016 17:33
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Family finds seven rare 100-year-old Ty Cobb baseball cards worth more than $1MILLION in a crumpled paper bag in great-grandfather's dilapidated house

T206 is prized by collectors and also includes the Honus Wagner card, arguably the most famous sports card ever The Cobb cards feature a photo of the center fielder and say on the back 'TY COBB — KING OF THE SMOKING TOBACCO WORLD' in green ink
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 3, 2016 22:43
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Old Cigarette Card Prophecies of Future Were Sometimes Surprisingly Accurate

Between 1935 and 1938, Max Cigarettes released an illustrative set of 250 trading cards called “The Age of Power and Wonder,” artfully depicting the rapid developments in science and manufacturing of that time, and predicting future inventions and improv
Gizmodo
added Nov 16, 2015 20:37
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[Colorado] What Lighters Looked Like When Smoking Was Fancy

From now through March, "Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century" — an exhibit chronicling the influence and style of the iconic jeweler from 1900 to 1975 — is on view at the Denver Art Museum. The one-time-only display, designed by Nathalie Crinière (who
New York Magazine
added Dec 4, 2014 20:58
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[Germany] NY court rules ancient gold tablet belongs to Berlin museum, not Holocaust survivor's heirs

Flamenbaum, an Auschwitz survivor, brought the tablet to the United States when he settled in New York. Family lore says he got it by trading cigarettes to a Russian soldier.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 14, 2013 21:09
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[UK-Scotland] 18th century letter warning of smoking dangers red-hot at auction

A NEWLY-discovered letter which showed that doctors were aware of the dangers of smoking as early as the 18th century has been sold at auction for £200.
The Scotsman (uk)
added Oct 12, 2012 08:38
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[North Carolina] VIDEO:Tobacco magnate mansion up for auction

From furniture to Ferrari's, everything at the Chinqua-Penn Plantation in North Carolina is going up on the auction block.
KXTV News10.net ABC (Sacramento, CA)
added Apr 24, 2012 23:14
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[California] 'Please applaud with hands only': Bizarre century-old posters encouraging etiquette in movie theaters were the first 'switch off your cell phone' warnings

California became the first state to introduce a smoking ban in 1995 - but in 1912 those whose attended a film screening were told to keep their cigarettes in their pockets
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 1, 2017 22:14
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