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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigar_store_Indian

The cigar store Indian or wooden Indian is an advertisement figure, in the likeness of a Native ... These carvings were called "Black Boys" or "Virginians" in the trade. Eventually, the European cigar-store figure began to take on a more ...

americacomesalive.com/2014/10/31/cigar-store-indians

Cigar store Indians were used instead of signs to signal that a store sold tobacco. ... The sculptures were sometimes called “Virginians” or “Virginnie men” to ...

www.cigarstoreindianstatue.com/CigarStoreFrame.html

History and photographs of East Coast Cigar Store Indians and the ... figures called "Virginie Men" were placed on countertops to represent tobacco companies.

www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/stories/articles/2015/10/26/cigar-store-indians-trading-stereotypes

Oct 26, 2015 ... Cigar store Indians were popular symbols of the 19th and early 20th-century tobacco trade. Today, collectors of these statues appreciate both ...

antiqueshoppefl.com/archives/mtimm/cigar.htm

The history and origin of the East Coast Cigar Store Indian Statue dates back to England in 1617 when small wooden figures called "Virginie Men" were placed ...

www.ebay.com/bhp/cigar-store-wooden-indian

Find great deals on eBay for Cigar Store Wooden Indian in Sculpture and Carvings from Dealers and Resellers. Shop with confidence.

www.sfgate.com/news/article/Cloud-of-Controversy-Thickens-Over-Statue-2964387.php

Oct 4, 1996 ... A senior official of Premium Tobacco Stores, the umbrella firm for the ... Cloud of Controversy Thickens Over Statue / `Cigar store Indian' called insulting ... "We saw an old cigar store Indian there, and we started talking about ...

www.nytimes.com/1997/09/07/arts/folk-art-carved-out-of-masts-and-stereotypes.html

Sep 7, 1997 ... Phyllis Rose comment on folk art carvings of cigar-store Indians and other ... in the early 17th century to what was called the ''Indian weed.''.

www.sandsmachine.com/carvings.htm

They are carved from a kiln dried hardwood called Monkey Pod. In addition to the many individual item ... About our hand carved wooden cigar store Indians: ...