American Tabacco Company Advertisement

$225.00

[Man smoking and drinking a beer]. Copyright 1899 by The American Tobacco Company. 23 1/4 x 15 1/8. Chromolithograph. Stong color. Very good condition.

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Description

A charming chromolithograph from 1899. This print was an advertisement for the American Tobacco Company, and shows the good life that can be attained through smoking. While somewhat outdated for our modern sensibilities, the print does evoke an air of comfort and contentment as the wise old man enjoys his cigarette in one hand and his beer in the other. This print also showcases the versitility and beauty of chromolithography as an artform. In this image, the paper itself is textured like rough canvas, and this coupled with the chromolithographed colors evoke the look and feel of a real painting. A charming piece of Americana.