The Tale of The Cigar Box Label

The story of the Cigar Box Label is a remarkable one. It goes back over 150 years and obviously coincides with the popularity of cigar smoking. During the 19th century, the popularity of cigars were at their peak. In fact, cigar factories were in every state of the union. Cigars were more popular than cigarettes and just about everyone smoked.

It’s hard to believe by the turn of the 19th century there were over 5 billion cigars sold in the U.S. That was 125 cigars for every man woman and child in the U.S..

As the cigar popularity grew, the cigar box labels became more elaborate, trying to capture the attention of the customer. Here is a short story of the Cigar Box Label told in a unique way.