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Cigar Box Labels2 of 12ISO cigar box from early 1900s with this photoWalt Whitman cigar label circa 1908
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    Posted 11 months ago

    dav2no1
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    Cigar Label Art

    I went through a phase in my twenties when I smoked a lot of cigars. There was a cigar stand on my way to work which was very convenient. I would stop by daily and try a different cigar. Obviously when I found one I liked I would buy more of them.

    Eventually I ended up with a pile of cigar labels. My sister is an accomplished artist and owns her own interior design company. She took all my labels and made this great collage. This was probably 25 or more years ago and the piece is starting to show some age. May need to be reframed sometime in the future.

    CIGAR HISTORY
    The origins of cigar smoking are unknown. A Mayan ceramic pot from Guatemala dating back to the 10th century depicts people smoking tobacco leaves tied with a string.

    European discovery by a couple of Columbus's sailors is pegged at October 12, 1492, in Cuba. The Taino [TAH-ee-no] natives were reported to have been smoking a cigar made of dried tobacco leaves wrapped in palm or plantain leaves.

    OLDEST CIGAR COMPANY
    One of the oldest cigar brands still in production, H. Upmann cigars were founded in 1844. The company is named for founder Herman Upmann. Today they are made in Cuba and in the Dominican Republic, and are distributed to the US by Altadis.

    The favourite cigar of US President John F. Kennedy was the now-discontinued, machine-made H. Upmann Petit Upmann.

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 11 months ago
      Kool ,,, wooden Indian kool
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 11 months ago
      Thanks V33! I enjoy it a lot..
    3. Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse2 Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse2, 4 months ago
      what no lung machine....'-)) glad ya stopped..hope you stopped ...thinking of stopping .. cool post dav...

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