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1916 Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company Advertising Brochure Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company

1916 Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company Advertising Brochure

Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company

Publication: Privately printed, 1916, NP

5" x 3 1/4" in colorful pictorial wrappers, stapled at spine. [16]pp including covers. This brochure is a 1916 Presidential Election booklet, filled with full-page beautiful color illustrations advertising the various products of Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company as well as offering pictures of and brief biographies for the two presidential candidates ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson and Charles Evans Hughes. Color advertising for Duke's Mixture, Velvet Smokarols, Horse shoe Chewing tobacco, Fatima Turkish Cigarettes, Drummond Natural Leaf, Piedmont Cigarettes, J.T. Bright Clubs Plug Tobacco, Tinsley's Natural Leaf, The Richmond Straight Cut Cork Tip Cigarettes, and Star Tobacco. In additional to the advertisements are charts showing popular and electoral votes by state for President in 1912; charts showing the names, birth dates, birthplaces, homes when elected, vocations, number of terms served, etc.; a listing of members of the President's Cabinet, the Judiciary, number of democrats/republicans in the congress and senate; chart showing electoral and popular vote during presidential elections from 1840 and a chart showing electoral vote of the states in 1916. George S. Myers and John Edmund Liggett created Liggett & Myers Co. in 1873. Until the early 20th century, Liggett & Myers was best known for its chewing, or plug, tobacco. In 1899, two years after the death of Mr. Liggett, the company was acquired by James Duke's American Tobacco Co., which came to be known as the "tobacco trust." In 1911, a year after Mr. Myers' death, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the trust dissolved. L&M was one of four companies that emerged, along with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and a new American Tobacco Co. The tobacco trust's various brands were divided among the new sibling companies. Light soiling and with light wear to corners.

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