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Tobacco Collection

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: 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: England / London / Pinner

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

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: Advert / Navy Cut Cigs

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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

Background imageTobacco Collection: Barman standing by well-stocked bar

Barman standing by well-stocked bar
Barman standing by a well-stocked bar. The cash register displays an advertisement for Bass & Co Barley Wine. Packets of Capstan cigarettes are on display below. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTobacco Collection: Corner Shop, Snack Bar, Foyles Library, Walton, Essex

Corner Shop, Snack Bar, Foyles Library, Walton, Essex
The Corner Shop at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, which sold tobacco, confectionery and all things for an enjoyable day on the beach

Background imageTobacco Collection: Players Navy Cut Snap Game - The Sailor

Players Navy Cut Snap Game - The Sailor - holding a large pack of Players Navy Cut Cigarettes " Medium" Date: 1930

Background imageTobacco Collection: Advert / Chesterfield Cigs

Advert / Chesterfield Cigs
Chesterfield cigarettes - Mind if I smoke? Not at all - the aroma is delightful! Date: 1926

Background imageTobacco Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a pipe and tobacco pouch

Christmas card in the shape of a pipe and tobacco pouch. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageTobacco Collection: Godfrey Phillips tobacco

Godfrey Phillips tobacco
Godfrey Phillips & Sons, tobaccos, 1908 Date: 1908

Background imageTobacco Collection: Poster advertising Rajah Cigars

Poster advertising Rajah Cigars, showing an Indian man in ornate clothes, wearing a turban. 20th century

Background imageTobacco Collection: Advertisement for Players cigarettes

Advertisement for Players cigarettes
Players please " Its the tobacco that counts" Young elegant lady holding a cigarette in a holder. Date: 1930

Background imageTobacco Collection: Gordon Highlanders making kilts in the open air

Gordon Highlanders making kilts in the open air
A group of soldiers from the Gordon Highlanders, some smoking pipes, sit outdoors making kilts. One of them is using a sewing machine

Background imageTobacco Collection: Tobacco farm in Norfolk

Tobacco farm in Norfolk
Tobacco workers at Major J. F. Whitmores farm at Methwold in Norfolk, loading leaves onto a specially constructed cart. The female workers can be seen wearing a more practical alternative to

Background imageTobacco Collection: Raleigh Smoking

Raleigh Smoking
Sir Walter Raleigh, credited with bringing the tobacco habit to Britain, enjoys his pipe

Background imageTobacco Collection: Old & New Pipes / Heath

Old & New Pipes / Heath
The old way of smoking a pipe & the new way: an upright Georgian gent smokes his long stemmed clay pipe while a semi-recumbent Regency fop, puffs away on his hookah

Background imageTobacco Collection: Cigars Label

Cigars Label
Cigar label for Havana cigars manufactured by M Valle in Cuba

Background imageTobacco Collection: Smartly dressed man on a comic greetings card

Smartly dressed man on a comic greetings card with verse and pull tab. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageTobacco Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Stories from Puppyland

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Stories from Puppyland. Mr Terrier, proud father of ten puppies, smokes his pipe and reads his newspaper. Date: 1904

Background imageTobacco Collection: Leaflet, London Sketch Club Smoker, April 1934

Leaflet, London Sketch Club Smoker, April 1934
Leaflet advertising a London Sketch Club Smoker (smoking party), taking place on Friday 13 April 1934 at a venue in Marylebone Road, London NW1, with pictures from 6.30

Background imageTobacco Collection: Silhouette portrait of Harry Rountree, artist

Silhouette portrait of Harry Rountree, artist
Silhouette portrait of Harry Rountree (1878-1950), artist and illustrator. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTobacco Collection: Bournemouth - Stationers Shop

Bournemouth - Stationers Shop
Richardson & Co. Bournemouth - Stationers and Tobacconists Shop -selling a wide variety of items from greetings cards to cigarettes! Date: 1909

Background imageTobacco Collection: Gentlemen Smoking Cigars

Gentlemen Smoking Cigars
A languid group of Victorian gentlemen smoking cigars in front of the fire

Background imageTobacco Collection: Advert for Gold Flake cigarettes 1927

Advert for Gold Flake cigarettes 1927

Background imageTobacco Collection: John Bews shop front in Guernsey, Channel Islands

John Bews shop front in Guernsey, Channel Islands
John Bew, Wholesale & Retail Tobacco & Cigar Merchant, and Ship Insurance Agent -- his shop front in Guernsey, Channel Islands, with a female assistant standing in the doorway. Date: circa 1905

Background imageTobacco Collection: A Smoking Party C. 1825

A Smoking Party C. 1825
A gentlemens smoking party

Background imageTobacco Collection: Lighting a Cigarette

Lighting a Cigarette
A monochrome woman lights her cigarette from a candle in a red and black interior

Background imageTobacco Collection: Smoking & Jazzing / Pan

Smoking & Jazzing / Pan
Jazzing

Background imageTobacco Collection: Tobacco Ban Threat

Tobacco Ban Threat
Beware, Mr Smoker, your turn is next ! - a prophetic satire from the Prohibition Era in America

Background imageTobacco Collection: Advert / Gold Flake Cigs

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

Background imageTobacco Collection: Craven Cigarettes

Craven Cigarettes
Craven A cigarettes - made specially to prevent sore throats

Background imageTobacco Collection: Advert / Players Cigs 1930

Advert / Players Cigs 1930
Players Please - I always smoke them

Background imageTobacco Collection: European Pipes

European Pipes
Pipes from various parts of Europe - Norway, France, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Bohemia and Greece [for details see the text]



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