Because of the general illiteracy of the populace, early store owners used ...
American Indians and tobacco had always been associated ...
History and photographs of East Coast Cigar Store Indians and the development
of commerical tobacco shops.
Oct 21, 2006 ... A cigar store Indian sits outside the door of many cigar and tobacco shops. ...
American community, it is also a part of cigar and tobacco history.
Oct 26, 2015 ... Today, collectors of cigar store Indians appreciate both their striking visual
appeal ... This 19th-century John Cromwell tobacco store trade figure at the July
.... Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt — and PBS's ...
Feb 19, 1998 ... Figures from history restored to popularity Review: Collection of 'Cigar Store
Indians' -- and other carved images -- light up the BMA. February ...
Yes, the cigar store Indian certainly has seen his fortune change since his ...
getting as close as they can to buying a part of tobacco history. They want to own
About our hand carved wooden cigar store Indians: ... For a more complete
history of cigar store Indians or trade signs, see the links at the bottom of this
Jul 6, 2012 ... The history and significance of the cigar store Indian dates back to 17th century
Europe. Due to the high illiteracy rate at the time, shop owners ...
The important point for the history of tobacco is not who but how. The continental
... Thus the ancestor of the American Cigar Store Indian came into existence.
I've had this good looking Cigar Store Indian in my collection for 20 + years. It's
61" O/A and the Indian Princess is 55". It has most of it's original paint with minor