Rare Bundle Antique Vintage Big John Plug Cut Tobacco Label Plus Tag 1910s - 1930s
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This vintage advertising would look amazing hanging on your wall as home decor in any room!
Big John Plug Cut Tobacco label made by John Weisert Tobacco Co. out of St Louis, MO plus the tag that came with it. Not many have both together.
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.
A lot of history about it here https://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/04000602.pdf
This is a classic and less than 10 years from full antique status.
2 3/4" x 1 3/4" ~
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.
Imagine if you could be satisfied and content with your purchase. That can very much be your reality with the Rare Bundle Antique Vintage Big John Plug Cut Tobacco Label Plus Tag 1910s - 1930s.
Inventory Last Updated: Jul 03, 2022
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