Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

6 02 2012

Murad cigarettes have had a robust history, no doubt due to their colorful packaging and allure borrowed from the exotic Orient (Turkish cigarettes, Egyptian iconography).  The second image is an advertising postcard c. 1900 that cleverly appears to have a hand-written message from a fella named Jim: “The only thing to keep you in good humor while you are waiting for one thing or another here is (?) Murad cigarette.  Get them no matter what you have to pay – they’re worth it.  Regards from all to all.”

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