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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.

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

These precursors to the traditional Native American styled Cigar Store Indians were called "Virginians" (the local English renditions of Indians) and were ...

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 ...

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.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 ...

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Mar 19, 2008 ... In the US television show Seinfeld, an episode in the fifth season was called 'The Cigar Store Indian'. In it, the main character purchases a ...