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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Old tobacco ads

I'll be indulging in the smokey topic of Big Tobacco on Wednesday, so I figured a reminder of the industry's past practices would come in handy (Click on the image to to to the exhibit).

From the authors of the exhibit:

Our intention is to tell—principally through advertising images—the story of how, between the late 1920s and the early 1950s, tobacco companies used deceptive and often patently false claims in an effort to reassure the public of the safety of their products.

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