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    The Smokin' Book of Cigar Box Art & Designs: More Than 100 of the Best Labels from the John & Carolyn Grossman Collection (Paperback) By (author) John Grossman

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    DescriptionThis book contains some of the most beautiful and fascinating lithographed images ever printed on cigar box labels. With topics like transportation, sports figures, women and more, you'll have a glimpse into a bygone era when the cigar box was the king of the advertising industry. The gorgeous detailed work shown in this book will amaze you.

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    The Smokin' Book of Cigar Box Art & Designs
    More Than 100 of the Best Labels from the John & Carolyn Grossman Collection
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Grossman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9781565235465
    ISBN 10: 1565235460

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25810
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    BIC subject category V2: WCS, WBZ
    BISAC V2.8: ANT029000, ANT055000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 741.6920973, 741.6/920973
    LC classification: NC1883.6.U6 G765 2012
    DC23: 741.6920973
    Thema V1.0: WCS, WBZ
    Illustrations note
    full colour throughout, includes photographs
    Fox Chapel Publishing
    Imprint name
    Fox Chapel Publishing
    Publication date
    01 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    East Petersberg
    Author Information
    John Grossman is the owner of one of the world's largest collections of museum-quality artifacts and ephemera from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. He is the co-author of A Victorian Scrapbook, Joy to the World, A Victorian Christmas and We Wish You a Merry Christmas, all published by Workman. Most recently, he is the author of Christmas Curiosities.
    Review quote
    "Commercial art is usually considered on another level than art for the sake of art, but the art of the cigar box held true in the minds of antique collectors. "The Smokin' "Book of Cigar Box Art & Designs" chronicles the history of what took these cigar boxes into something more than a place to stash cigars. Collecting the 100 best labels from the John & Carolyn Grossman Collection, and reproducing them in full color, and divided by subject. "The Smokin' Book of Cigar Box Art & Designs" is a must for those who enjoy the style of these late nineteenth and early twentieth century treasures."
    Back cover copy
    Fascinating Commercial Art That Defined American Culture In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, more than 5 billion cigars were sold in the United States in boxes with color labels depicting everything from women, animals, and sports icons to actors, heroes, and political figures. These cigar box labels were not only amusing and evocative; they were also a testament to the printing process of chromolithography, and an important precursor to today's product advertising. The Smokin' Book of Cigar Box Art & Designs gives you a glimpse into the unique collection of artist and ephemera collector John Grossman, which covers 90 years of cigar box labels printed by four generations of George Schlegel Lithographers. What makes this archive special is that the Schlegel company was one of the few lithography companies to keep meticulous sample files illustrating an unbroken record of American graphic style evolution. Now housed at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware, The John and Carolyn Grossman Collection provides a revealing look into life at the turn of the century. This book offers a rare look at the most beautiful and compelling examples of these masterpieces of early commercial art. InsIde you'll fInd a colorful gallery of vIntage labels, IncludIng: - Amusing Animals - Wild West - Everyday America - Famous People-Politicians, Actors & Actresses, Sports Icons, Heroes - Historical Events - Humor - Landmark Buildings - Transportation - Exotica