Tuesday, August 21, 2012

From a 1928 pack of smokes

Check out this beautiful 1920’s British cigarette card, entitled “An Imaginary Landscape on Mars.” Featuring a landscape that is reminiscent of a Chesley Bonestell painting, this piece of tobacciana is #20 in the treasured Romance of the Heavens 50-card astronomy set that was issued in 1928 by Willis’s Cigarettes, more formally known as W.D & H.O. Wills, a division of the Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd.

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