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    1910's Turkey Red Cigarettes Advertising Sign. The link between baseball and smoking is a long and historic one. After all, tobacco companies were among the first to sponsor baseball trading cards, and baseball players likewise often endorsed tobacco products in advertisements. At the time, it was not unusual to tout the health benefits of smoking. One of the companies to sponsor baseball products as premiums was Turkey Red. In this 13.5x17" cardboard advertisement, a young lady in a Turkish cap is holding a box of Turkey Red cigarettes in her hand. The striking contrast of the red printing against a black backdrop creates a classic vibe.

    The image is also an early example of an infinity cover, meaning the image of the large poster is replicated on the box of cigarettes , which in turn would theoretically have the same image repeated again, without ending. Creasing, chips and indentations are evident but do not distract from the central image on this advertising piece.


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    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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