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1931 Print Camel Cigarette Machine R J Reynolds Tobacco Smoking Foil FZ1

1931 Print Camel Cigarette Machine R J Reynolds Tobacco Smoking Foil FZ1

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This is an original 1931 halftone print of a machine at the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company packaging Camel cigarettes. The machine assembled the cigarettes with foil, wrapping paper and revenue stamps.

Tobacco production dates back to the 17th century in the United States, and was originally planted for pipes and snuff. It was a giant cash crop in the southern United States, and saw tremendous growth once the cigarette was invented in the mid-1800s. The decline of tobacco happened after it was declared a health hazard and a cause of cancer in the mid-1900s. When looking at a tobacco plant, the best tobacco comes from the center of the stalk. The higher you go from the center, the stronger the flavor. The closer to the ground, the more mild. The limit to the number of leaves at the time of this image was twenty-seven for the best production and taste.


This 80+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 6.25 inches; 24 x 16 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: industry, machinery, Turkish Tobacco