Hi Mark, She looks innocent enough. This may be my favorite from this series. Have a great day.
Not to mention that she looks like she's 12!!!
Hi Gina and Stacey - I find in my assortment of Victorian trade cards that, while men and women were for the most part treated with utmost modesty, children were often portrayed in every form of undress. Perhaps this and its meaning are subjects for a future posting ... Mark
Hi Mark,This one is a little disturbing for my 21st century sensibilities because she looks childlike. Yet, using very young models in a sexy way, is a standard practice today. I guess that our industry of persuasion has done a very good job at making me accept youth and sex and reject youth and cigarettes. Very interesting. AnyesXX
Thanks for weighing in on this, Anyes. I have decided to expand on the subject in a future posting, one about the use of children in 19th (and maybe 20th) century advertising. Stay "posted!"
there is no telling what goes on behind closed doors-don't judge me, maybe that's the allure. I love these ads you are featuring, being from a tobacco past and just next door to the great bull city of durham.http://www.americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com/atc-history.html
Hi, Gaye - In my childhood, I lived for a short time near Richmond, Virginia, and the tobacco culture was indeed pervasive in those parts. One childhood memory is the drive into Richmond past cigarette packs that were monuments as big as buildings. I suppose they're gone now ...
Hi Mark, another very interesting post. Have a surprise for you. You are the winner of my my unanounced contest.Gina