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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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Don’t Blame the Russians, Tax Judge Tells Sotheby’s Expert

Wachter defended his initial valuation of “Maypole”...when he inspected it, the value of the work had been diminished by a dense film of dirt and grime that covered its surface as well as an extreme yellow discoloration, caused in part by years of exposur
New York Times
added Apr 24, 2017 23:09
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Brussels Shines a Spotlight on the Value of Regional Art Fairs

Los Angeles artist Eric Yahnker. Collectively titled “Alternative Fiction,” the drawings include...a study of a white cat smoking a pipe, with the Magritte-inspired title, “This Is Not A Cat Smoking A Pipe.” The latter was one of two works that quickly so
New York Times
added Apr 21, 2017 19:26
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[UK] Previously unseen letter from a Titanic passenger in which he expressed his regret that his wife and daughter were not with him goes up for auction

Simonius-Blumer had been playing cards in the smoking room until 11pm. He was in his stateroom at the time of the collision 'Here in the smoking room you can feel the propellers working, while in my cabin it is as quiet as in my room at home.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 20, 2017 20:15
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[New York] Unnamed, Art Deco Steps Out With Plenty of Company in ‘The Jazz Age’

Bejeweled cigarette cases and holders remind us that women not only got the right to vote in the 1920s, they also began to smoke in public. Donald Deskey’s “Party Ashtray” is a lively pastel study for wallpaper strewn with lighted cigarettes that evokes
New York Times
added Apr 10, 2017 20:49
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Luxurious life aboard RMS Titanic where passengers could relax in the swimming baths and stroll the promenade deck revealed as rare glossy brochures advertising the 'unsinkable' ship head to auction

The male-only smoking room allowed people to retreat and relax in comfort after dinner. Once in the room they could spend time enjoying a drink and engaging in a game of cards. It is hard to tell from the picture which class this room would have been res
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 6, 2017 20:54
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LETTER: The Smell of Old Books

The effort by Columbia University and the Morgan Library & Museum to record scents in old books and associated objects is a worthy project....A dictionary owned by Mark Twain still had a distinct aroma of tobacco in its pages. Twain, of course, was an in
New York Times
added Mar 28, 2017 00:16
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[North Carolina] Old Cigarette Machines Get a New Life as Art

Today, Whittington's refurbished cigarette machines – dubbed Art-o-mats – have taken on its own cult status with locations around the world. More than 61,000 pieces of art about the size of a cigarette pack were sold in 2016.
PR Newswire
added Mar 23, 2017 21:57
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[New York] What’s That Smell? Rare Books and Artifacts From a 1906 Library

what does a shelf of Circassian walnut that Morgan undoubtedly drew volumes from smell like? Or a box of his cigars, Havanas by Pedro Murias, circa 1910? Or
New York Times
added Mar 3, 2017 20:02
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[UK] See the ingenious - and sometimes ridiculous - gadgets used by spies housed at the International Spy Museum

Smoking kills: This little pipe was a pistol used by the British Special Forces during World War II and could fire a a small projectile
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 2, 2017 17:05
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