Happy Vintage Thingy Thursday! Today I am sharing two cigarette silks from early in the 20th century, perhaps 1910's to 1920's. They are of Queen Isabella of Spain and of a parakeet. The images are printed on silk and look as if they could become part of a quilt. And that was the plan. These were premiums or prizes to encourage women to smoke, or to encourage their husbands to smoke - if you can imagine that. How times have changed.
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