Wednesday, April 27, 2011

VTT: cigarette silks

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.

Learn more about tobacco premiums HERE.

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LV said...

There have definitely been a lot of changes since that time frame. I wish the smokers truly realized what smoking is doing to them. I have a lot of faults, but never smoked.

GardenofDaisies said...

the pictures are actually really pretty. There was a blogger who made greeting cards with these silks... Hen House, or something like that.
The quilt of the day you have on your sidebar is really beautiful!! A whole garden of daisies! I LOVE that!

Ann said...

Whoa! Thats a switch isn't it!! Can you imagine encouraging smoking, however the cards are beautiful.

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