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Colorful Cigar Advertisement

A. Hoen & Company. The Belle of Virginia. . Baltimore: A. Hoen & Company, [ca. 1875]

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1852 Newspaper This advertisement for a cigar brand is a colorful piece of ephemera. It features two very different views of womanhood: the seductive southern belle and perhaps Joan of Arc standing on a vanquished foe.
Gift of Vincent Golden, who finds many wonderful pieces of ephemera, many of which he donates to the Society. I am grateful for the work he does in finding these treasures for the Graphic Arts collections.

-Georgia B. Barnhill, Andrew B. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts

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C.C. Baldwin "One day I am visited by a collector of ordination sermons; the next, by a collector of 4th of July orations; then comes a collector of geography; another wants religious newspapers; another wants every book printed in New York before 1700. I accommodate myself to all; for I want every thing and collect every thing, and I have more zeal than the whole of them: and in this way I am kept very busy."
~Christopher Columbus Baldwin
 3rd Librarian of AAS