Blackstone ~ Cigars Adverts [1940-1941]

“Extra pleasure in every size and shape!”
These ads for Blackstone cigars date from 1940-41.

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Blackstone ~ Cigars Adverts [1944-1945]

“New sizes! New shapes! New pleasure!”
These ads for Blackstone Cigars date from 1944-45.

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Bond Street ~ Tobacco Adverts [1942-1944]

“Why be the goat every time you light your pipe?”
These ads for Bond Street tobacco date from 1942-44.

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Capari ~ Cigarette Adverts [1987]

“The slimmest slim in town.”
This ad campaign for Capari cigarettes dates from 1987.

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Capari ~ Cigarette Adverts [1988-1990]

“The slimmest slim!”
These ads for Capari cigarettes date from 1988-90.

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Capari ~ Cigarette Adverts [1991-1993]

“You’ve got a taste for style!”
This ad campaign for Capari cigarettes dates from 1991-93.

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Capari ~ Cigarette Adverts [1994]

“There’s no slimmer way to smoke.”
This ad campaign for Capari “Super Slim” and “Ultra Light” cigarettes dates from 1994.

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Chelsea ~ Cigarette Adverts [1945-1946]

“From now on – it’s Chelsea!”
These ads for Chelsea cigarettes date from 1945-46.

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Chesterfield “ABC” ~ Cigarette Adverts [1945-1950]

“Always Buy Chesterfield.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1945-50 and featured their ABC slogan. Many of the ads featured celebrities of the time.

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Chesterfield ~ Cigarette Adverts [1937-1938]

“They’ll give you more pleasure.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1937-38.

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Chesterfield ~ Cigarette Adverts [1940-1942]

“The way to more smoking pleasure.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1940-42.

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Chesterfield ~ Cigarette Adverts [1942-1945]

“From here to victory, it’s Chesterfield.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1942-45, and all had a WWII theme.

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Embassy ~ Cigarette Adverts [1949]

“Inhale to your heart’s content!”
These ads for Embassy cigarettes are from 1949 and featured people actually smoking, rather than just posing with an unlit cigarette.

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Embassy ~ Cigarette Adverts [1950]

“Do you think you are smoking too much?”
These ads for Embassy cigarettes are from 1950 and feature smokers solemnly contemplating the amount they puff.

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Eve ~ Cigarette Adverts [1971-1972]

“Smoke pretty. Eve.”
These adverts for Eve Cigarettes are from 1971-72. With their floral packaging and filter tips, these cigarettes were marketed solely at women.

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Juleps ~ Cigarettes Adverts [1942]

“Do war nerves make you smoke too much?”
These ads for Juleps cigarettes are from 1942, most of which had a WWII theme.

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Kent ~ Cigarette Adverts [1955-1956]

“Don’t you, too, deserve Kents?”
These ads for Kent cigarettes are from 1955-56.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1958-1959] “Snow Fresh” Illustrated by Bourke, Lewring & Buckham

“As cool and clean as a breath of fresh air.”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1958-59. The illustrated ads featured couples in cool or fresh outdoors locations.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1964-1967]

“Feel extra coolness in your throat.”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1964-67. They featured couples smoking outdoors in wooded surroundings with waterfalls or lakes.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1968-1970]

“Rough taste rub you wrong?”
These ads for Kool cigarettes menthol date from 1968-70, which all had white backgrounds with cut-out images.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1969-1973] Mountains, Waterfalls & Forests

“Taste too hot to handle?”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1969-73. They all featured mountains, waterfalls and forests whist questioning smokers if their current choice was too dry, flat, hot or dull.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1974-1979]

“Nothing cools like Kool!”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1974-79. They all featured smokers expressing how cool Kool was.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1979-1980] Milds

“Feel the mild side of Kool.”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from late 1979 to mid 1980. The ads featured well dressed couples hanging around water features, with the gents smoking whilst the ladies look on.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1979]

“So good, it’s got to be Kool!”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1979. Amongst the end of one ad campaign and the beginning of another, I found these two ads featuring manically laughing smokers!

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1982-1984] Jazz Musicians

“There’s only one way to play it.”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1982-84. The ads all featured photographs of jazz musicians against black backgrounds.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1984-1986] Motorbikes

“A sensation beyond the ordinary.”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1984-86. They all feature leather clad, smoking bikers.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1987-1991]

“Kool & Mild Today”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1987-91. All the ads featured casual models wearing sports or leisure wear, in front of an oversized Kool logo.

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Kool ~ Cigarette Adverts [1991-1994]

“Kool of course.”
These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1991-94. The ads all had white backgrounds with a large Kool logo behind the models, who looked like they were on a fashion shoot.

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L&M ~ Cigarette Adverts [1971-1973]

“This is L&M – super bad.”
These adverts for L&M Cigarettes are from 1971-73. They all feature funky smoking couples on dates.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1932] Illustrations by John La Gatta

“Do you inhale?”
These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1932, with artwork by John La Gatta.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1933] “No thanks!”

“No thanks! I’d rather have a Lucky!”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1933.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1934-1935] “They taste better.”

“They taste better.”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1934-35.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1934] “The height of good taste.”

“The height of good taste.”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1934, and all featured glamorous women.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1935] “I’m your best friend.”

“I’m your best friend.”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1935.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1936-1938] “A light smoke.”

“Luckies – a light smoke.”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1936-38 and were all about how gentle Luckies were on the throat. From 1937 the ads featured music and movie stars of the time.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1938-1942] “Men who know tobacco best.”

“Have you tried a Lucky lately?”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1938-42. They all feature various tobacco experts at work, mulling over their dried leaves.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1943-1947] Illustrated

“Lucky Strike means fine tobacco!”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1942-47, illustrated by various artists.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1948] Illustrated

“Lucky strike presents The Man Who Knows.”
These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1948.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1949-1950] “Luckies pay more!”

“Luckies pay more!”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1949-50.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1949] “Feel your level best!”

“Feel your level best!”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from early to mid 1949.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1950-1952] “Be happy-go lucky!”

“Be happy-go lucky!”
These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1950-52.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1950] “Never a rough puff!”

“Never a rough puff!”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1950 and featured various celebrities of the time.

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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1953] “Luckies tastes better!”

“Luckies tastes better!”
These illustrated ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1953.

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Misty ~ Cigarette Adverts [1990-1997]

“Fashionably inexpensive!”
These ads for Misty cigarettes date from 1990-97 and were aimed at twenty-something women.

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Old Gold ~ Cigarette Adverts [1948-1950]

“For a treat instead of treatment… light an Old Gold!”
These ads for Old Gold cigarettes date from 1948-50.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1947-1949] “Outstanding!”

“Outstanding!”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1947-49. They were all long, half-page ads with a bright red background and plain white text.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1949-1953] “Throat Scratch”

“Guard against throat-scratch.”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1949-53. They were all full page ads with red and white backgrounds, and black and white illustrated smoking busts.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1953-1954] “Smooth Smoking”

“Let your throat enjoy smooth smoking!”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1953-54. They were very similar to the later ads of previous campaign, with red and white backgrounds, and black and white illustrated smokers.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1954-1956] “Reward Yourself”

“Reward yourself!”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1954-56. As per their previous ad campaigns, all illustrations of happy smokers were black and white, with red text on the white background or white text on a solid red background.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1956-1957] “Mildness Is Pleasure”

“Mildness is a pleasure with Pall Mall.”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1956-57. Where previously they had all been illustrated, they were now a mixture of illustration or black and white photo. All still had red block backgrounds with white text, or red text on white as per older campaigns.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1957-1960] Illustrated by Mary Blair

“So friendly to your taste!”
These stylised ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1957-59. They were illustrated by Disney artist Mary Blair.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1960-1962] Illustrated by Mary Blair

“Good! Good! Good!”
These illustrated ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from late 1960-62. The ads all had a white background with different stylised fruit painted by Disney artist Mary Blair.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1960] “Get Satisfying Flavour”

“Get satisfying flavour!”
These collage style ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1960. The backgrounds were printed or painted, with photos of sliced fruit (mostly) placed on top.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1962-1963] “Natural Mildness”

“Pall Mall’s natural mildness is so good to your taste!”
These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from mid 1962 to late 1963. They all featured relaxed smokers lying in the grass, photographed at ground level.

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Pall Mall ~ Cigarette Adverts [1962] Illustrated Couples

“Wherever particular people congregate.”
These two illustrated ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from late 1962. They featured couple dining out, with the gentlemen admiring the length of their cigarettes. Possibly by Mary Blair.

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Parliament ~ Cigarette Adverts [1955-1956]

“You’re so smart to smoke Parliaments.”
These ads for Parliament cigarettes date from 1955-56. Specifically aimed at women, they featured various objects and accessories cleverly made from cigarettes.

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Parliament ~ Cigarette Adverts [1961-1963]

“If you like things neat and clean you’ll like Parliament.”
These adverts for Parliament Cigarettes are from 1961-63. They all feature blue backdrops with glamorous, white glove clad women having a smoke.

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Philip Morris & I Love Lucy ~ Cigarette Adverts [1951-1954]

“Smoke for pleasure today. No Cigarette hangover tomorrow!”
Philip Morris cigarettes sponsored US TV show I Love Lucy from its premier on 15th October 1951, until Christmas 1954. As well as the TV ads, there were paper ads featuring the shows stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

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Philip Morris ~ Cigarette Adverts [1938-1947]

“Call for Philip Morris.”
These ads for Philip Morris cigarettes date from 1938-47. I don’t know about you, but that bell boy creeps me out.

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Philip Morris ~ Cigarette Adverts [1947]

“Johnny On The Spot”
These four partially illustrated ads for Philip Morris cigarettes are all from 1947.

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Philip Morris ~ Cigarette Adverts [1954]

“No other cigarette gives you this assurance… this smoking pleasure.”
In 1954, Philip Morris modernised their cigarette advertising campaign with a fresh new look (no bell boys to be seen anywhere). They also had a new design of “snap-open” packaging.

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Philip Morris ~ Cigarette Adverts [1955] Edwin Georgi Illustrations

“Opens in a jiffy… closes tight to keep flavour in!”
In 1955, Philip Morris cigarettes commissioned artist Edwin Georgi to create this series of wonderful illustrations for them.

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Prince Albert ~ Tobacco Adverts [1944-1949]

“Her eyes light up for the man with P.A!”
These adverts for Prince Albert Cigarettes are from 1944-49. They all feature chaps going about their business, adoring toothy women, perfect hair and pipe appeal!

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Salem ~ Cigarette Adverts [1989-1992]

Fresh On The Scene
These Salem cigarette adverts are from 1989-92. The chaps appear to be “getting fresh” with the ladies in these ads to mixed responses!

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Silva Thins ~ Cigarette Adverts [1968-1971]

“Get in on thin.”
These sleek, black and white adverts for Silva Thins cigarettes are from 1968-71.

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Spud ~ Cigarette Adverts [1939-1940]

“Save with Spuds!”
These adverts for Spud cigarettes are from 1939-40.

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Tareyton “Twosome” ~ Cigarette Adverts [1955-1956]

“The Tareyton Twosome”
This ad campaign for Tareyton cigarettes dates from 1955-56 and featured different sets of twins.

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Tareyton ~ Cigarette Adverts [1957]

“Mildness makes the difference.”
This ad campaign for Tareyton cigarettes dates from 1957.

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Viceroy ~ Cigarette Adverts [1970-1971]

“All the taste, all the time.”
These adverts for Viceroy Cigarettes are from 1970-72 and mostly feature fussy couples out shopping, handling the goods with one hand whilst flicking cigarette ash over everything with the other.

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Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1960’s-1980’s] Fat Fingered Men

“We make Virginia Slims especially for women because they are biologically superior to me.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1968-84 and were slightly tongue in cheek.

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Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1970’s] Style 1

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1968-79.

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Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1970’s] Style 2

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1971-79.

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Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980-1991] Style 1

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1980-91.

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Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980’s] Style 2

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1980-89 and continue in the same style as the previous decade.

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Virginia Slims ~ Cigarette Adverts [1990-1994]

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims cigarettes date from 1990-94 and began the first real change in style since the 1970’s.

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Virginia Slims 120’s ~ Cigarette Adverts [1985]

“The longest Slims of all.”
These ads for Virginia Slims 120’s cigarettes date from 1985.

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Virginia Slims Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1979-1983] Style 2

“You’ve come a long way baby.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Lights cigarettes with a plain white background date from 1980-83.

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Virginia Slims Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1980-1985] Style 1

“In the crush-proof purse pack.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Lights cigarettes date from 1980-85 and continued in the same two styles as the original cigarettes.

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Virginia Slims Ultra Lights ~ Cigarette Adverts [1987-1988]

“The lightest style of Slims.”
These ads for Virginia Slims Ultra Lights cigarettes date from 1987-88.

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Webster ~ Cigars Adverts [1946-1948] Illustrated by Edwin Georgi

“Executive America’s top cigar.”
These ads for Webster cigars date from 1946-48 with illustrations by Edwin Georgi.

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Winston ~ Cigarette Adverts [1971-1973]

“How cool it is!”
These funky adverts for Winston Cigarettes are from 1971-73. The men are all situated at the front and looking directly at the viewer, whilst the women are positioned just behind looking on at the men with a range of slightly bemused or grumpy expressions.

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York ~ Cigarette Adverts [1963-1964]

“Beyond the norm of the modern…”
These ads for York cigarettes date from mid 1963 to early 1964. The stylish black and red toned ad campaign featured different verbs and definitions printed alongside a smoking cigarette and open packet.

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