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