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Gals & Guys: Women and Men In Cigar Label Art

Gals & Guys: Women and Men In Cigar Label Art

Jero L. Gardner

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With over 470 full-color photographs of labels from cigar boxes and a complete price guide, this book is a treasury of advertising images. Fair maidens, stylish and sedate or with a sensuous display of cleavage, are partnered with those ne’er-do-wells, railroad magnates, and political wizards of the male gender in a grand introduction to American mass marketing. Cigar box label art is a true American art form, designed to grab the buyer by the tail of his coat and spin him around, see-gar in hand, ready to buy again. The magic has not gone away! Take a look for yourself.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 471 color photos | Price Guide | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764308017 | Binding: soft cover

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The author’s enchanted pursuit of these beautiful pieces of Americana has endured for over 30 years–and resulted in a fabulous collection of old cigar box labels from the period of 1860 through 1930.