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Antique Vintage 1910s - 1930s Orphan Boy Smoking Tobacco Label, St Louis, MO

Antique Vintage 1910s - 1930s Orphan Boy Smoking Tobacco Label, St Louis, MO

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This stunning Antique Vintage Orphan Boy Smoking Tobacco Label made by John Weisert Tobacco Company is an incredible piece of history from the early 1900s. With an eye-catching design from St Louis, Mo, this label dates back to the 1910s - 1930s era. Enjoy a glimpse into history with this beautiful piece that features an orphan boy smoking a tobacco pipe with a bright red background and the traditional black outline print of the time. This item would make a gorgeous addition to any décor setting or collection of vintage memorabilia. Step back in time with this fantastic tobacco label and bring a bit of history into your home.

This brand has a storied history and is named after a Missouri bred prize winning jack who won every competition at the 1904 St Louis World's Fair where soon after he became legendary and was one of the most sought-after animals at shows and for stud.

2 3/4" x 1 3/4" ~

St. Louis led the nation in tobacco production in the early 1900s, almost 40% of the total supply of the nation, and John Weisert was a big part of that with over 100 brands. John Weisert Tobacco Company Building is a historic landmark and visitors can still see the name painted on the antique brick. They were forced to quit making cigars when Louis Applestein, the last cigar hand-roller in the city passed away at 83. The business dwindled from there until the grandson of the company's founder, who was the only employee, was forced to close the doors after 133 years in the industry in 1989. This officially was St Louis's final call in the tobacco manufacturing industry.

Imagine this antique advertising hanging on your wall as home decor in any room!

Most of these artists were very good but desperate for work during that era and got paid very little and received no recognition for their work. Unfortunately, the majority of these artists will remain unknown, but we can keep their art alive forever.


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