I love collecting ephemera. Bits of paper, postcards, tiny scraps of history, so fragile that it's a miracle they survived this long.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Hans and Nix Dancing Chicks Posted by Picasa

Strange Christmas card. Gambling pigs. Does anyone see a connection? Let me know. Posted by Picasa

Love this little donkey/clown scene Posted by Picasa

Flamingo cigar box art Posted by Picasa

Seems like babies are a great way to sell cigars. Posted by Picasa

Strange little leprechaun with a big stogie. Posted by Picasa

Fifty little orphans. Go figure. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas card Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Bronco Posted by Picasa

The good old days. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Disturbing cigarbox art. Yuck. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

...and I wonder whose brainstorm this was? A baby chick smoking a cigar. What were they thinking? Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 19, 2005

More stupid cigar box artwork. Two little tots sharing a cigar.  Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Another eBay purchase, a CD full of pages scanned from the London Illustrated News. Posted by Picasa

Back in 1874 this was state of the art war reportage. Have a sneaking suspicion the artist never left his London office. Posted by Picasa

Oooh, club night! Must be a guy thing. Looks deucedly exciting, wot? Posted by Picasa

Lucky Spots cigar box Posted by Picasa

Smoke my cigars and you too can hork out black tarry crud. Posted by Picasa

Using this devilish character to sell cigars makes much more sense. Posted by Picasa

Weird. Using a little tot to sell cigars. Doubt that would fly today. Posted by Picasa

Elf Posted by Picasa

Perfume Posted by Picasa

Cigar label Posted by Picasa

El Puerto de los 7 vicios Posted by Picasa

Wonder Posted by Picasa