Cigar Store Indian

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Title

Cigar Store Indian

Description

This cigar store Indian was used as an advertisement for D. F. Saylor’s Pennsylvania tobacco shop during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Indian holds a bundle of cigars in one hand and a tobacco leaf in the other. He stands on a four-sided pedestal that has writing on each side: “145/D. F. Saylor/Cigars, Tobacco, Candy”—“Smoke/50-50/Cigar”—“El Wadora/5¢/Cigar” and “Thank You! Call Again.” The pedestal also advertises a shoe shine service. Native American Indians were associated with tobacco since they introduced it to Europeans, and advertisers played upon these stereotypes to hawk their wares to consumers.

Date

Rights

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Format

Language

eng

Identifier

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Temporal Coverage

Original Format

Citation

“Cigar Store Indian,” American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Digital Collection, accessed September 29, 2022, https://aihp.omeka.net/items/show/99.