More and more smokers are becoming social pariahs. They have to stand on the street in the rain outside restaurants, bars, pubs and even their own cars (if their kids are inside). And while I don’t mind this, being a non-smoker, it does strike me as strange that in years gone by smoking was seen(…)
1950s singer Buddy Holly in a photo booth with Waylon Jennings in Central Station, New York City in 1959.
This advert from 1936 is from a Lucky Strike advert (hence the cigarette I suppose). I don’t know who the model is, but she looks like Marlene Dietrich wearing a fabulous orange saree (perhaps a wedding one – anyone know enough about bridal sarees to confirm?). I guess that was probably intentional, Dietrich was one(…)
Lucille Ball in a pin up from Yank Magazine. This photo is a far cry from the image I remember from I Love Lucy when I was little! Source and copyright: This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a(…)
1930s advert for Lucky Strike from 1936: ‘Lucky Strike, Girl with Snowshoes’. Photo by Nickolas Muray. Source and copyright: George Eastman House Collection: No known copyright restrictions
One of a set of ten government anti-smoking posters from the 1960s. This example focuses on what smokers could afford to buy if they gave up cigarettes. Isn’t this a great campaign? I wish I could find the other posters from this campaign! Source and copyright: The National Archives UK: No known copyright restrictions