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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 ...

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.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 ...

www.cigarstoreindianstatue.com/CigarStoreFrame.html

History and photographs of East Coast Cigar Store Indians and the development of commerical tobacco shops. ... associated by the name "leaners," Wooden Indians resting their elbows on log posts, barrels or oversized cigars.

xroads.virginia.edu/~ma02/index/cigar/figures.html

Collectively these figures are often called "Cigar Store Indians," although the figures that do not represent Native Americans and those which did not stand ...

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Jul 17, 2013 ... One of the earliest known cigar store Indians dates back to 1617. Shop keepers used carved figures of Native Americans—called Virginie ...

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.alltribes.com/native-crafts/wooden-cigar-store-indians.html

Items 1 - 24 of 38 ... These precursors to the traditional Native American styled Cigar Store Indians were called "Virginians" (the local English renditions of Indians) ...

www.cigarstoreindians.com

Mark Goldman has amassed the largest private collection of Antique Period (pre- 1910) Cigar Store Indians in the world! Buy, Sell or Receive a Free a Free ...