Be Happy – Go Lucky!

14 10 2007

Be Happy – Go Lucky!
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

Though I don’t smoke, I am fascinated by vintage cigarette and tobacco advertising. These Lucky Strike ads, from 1951 Newsweek magazines, offer a blend of poetry, patriotism, military, sex and sports references to promote tobacco products to the masses. Check out the face on that dame!!

For more stellar examples of the history of cigarette advertising ephemera, please visit the Smooth Smoke Slogans that “Satisfy” group…