"RICHMOND STRAIGHT CUT NO. 1 CIGARETTES. CIGARETTE SMOKERS WHO ARE WILLING TO PAY A LITTLE MORE THAN THE PRICE CHARGED FOR THE ORDINARY TRADE CIGARETTES, WILL FIND THIS BRAND SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHERS. "THE RICHMOND STRAIGHT CUT NO. 1 CIGARETTES ARE MADE FROM THE BRIGHTEST, MOST DELICATELY FLAVORED AND HIGHEST COST GOLD LEAF GROWN IN VIRGINIA. THIS IS THE OLD AND ORIGINAL BRAND OF STRAIGHT CUT CIGARETTES, AND WAS BROUGHT OUT BY US IN THE YEAR 1875. "BEWARE OF IMITATIONS, AND OBSERVE THAT THE FIRM NAME AS BELOW IS ON EVERY PACKAGE. ALLEN & GINTER, MANUFACTURERS, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA." Allen, Ginter.

"RICHMOND STRAIGHT CUT NO. 1 CIGARETTES. CIGARETTE SMOKERS WHO ARE WILLING TO PAY A LITTLE MORE THAN THE PRICE CHARGED FOR THE ORDINARY TRADE CIGARETTES, WILL FIND THIS BRAND SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHERS. "THE RICHMOND STRAIGHT CUT NO. 1 CIGARETTES ARE MADE FROM THE BRIGHTEST, MOST DELICATELY FLAVORED AND HIGHEST COST GOLD LEAF GROWN IN VIRGINIA. THIS IS THE OLD AND ORIGINAL BRAND OF STRAIGHT CUT CIGARETTES, AND WAS BROUGHT OUT BY US IN THE YEAR 1875. "BEWARE OF IMITATIONS, AND OBSERVE THAT THE FIRM NAME AS BELOW IS ON EVERY PACKAGE. ALLEN & GINTER, MANUFACTURERS, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA."

Richmond: Allen & Ginter, [c.1880s]. Broadside, printed and illustrated on silk, 6-1/4" x 9-1/4." The top half advertises "Richmond Straight Cut No. 1 Cigarettes" with a lithographic portrait of a Virginia Cavalier wearing a hat and smoking a cigarette; the bottom half is a lithographic bust illustration of George H. Thomas, whose name is printed beneath it. The top and bottom halves are separated by a rule. Crudely trimmed, light spotting. Good+.

George Henry Thomas [1816-1870], a native Virginian, was a General in the Union Army during the Civil War. He made his reputation as "the Rock of Chickamauga" at the Battles of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and Chattanooga. Although he owned slaves before the War, his experience commanding black troops at Nashville converted him to a supporter of emancipation and freedom for blacks. [Einolf, C. "George H. Thomas (1816–1870)." Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 27 Dec. 2013]. Item #36013

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