You Know What They Say: Big Feet, Big Cigars — 1877

by Paula Bosse

ad-ben-loeb-cigars_dallas-herald_070777“Go to Ben Loeb’s” — 1877 advertisement

by Paula Bosse

Not your typical advertising cut. Wonder if ol’ Ben paid a local artist a handful of cigars in exchange for this great eye-catching art?

An early subliminal ad?

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Ad from The Dallas Herald, July 7, 1877.

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Copyright © 2015 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.

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