1950 Ad Chesterfield Cigarettes Liggett Myers Tobacco Alan Ladd Paramount COLL3


This is an original 1950 color print ad for "Chesterfield Cigarettes," by the Liggett Myers Tobacco Company. The ad features the then well-known actor, Alan Ladd who was starring in the Paramount Picture "United States Mail"; and challenges the reader to make their own taste comparison. There were no cancer warnings in those days. Smoking was considered to be masculine and cool!


This 61+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a medium sized wrinkle in the lower left corner and some moderate wrinkling in the upper right corner.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13 inches; 25 x 33 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: M. A. Chandler, Blanch, North Carolina