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Mary Creed: 1917

Mary Creed: 1917

Boston, January 24, 1917. Mary Creed, 14 years old. Selling cigars in store of Mrs. Breslin, 817 Harrison Avenue. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

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Man to man,
Smoke a Roi-Tan!
Man to man, smoke a Roi-Tan cigar!
Man to man, smoke a Roi-Tan!
For a taste that is better, by far.

Why is this in my head? I'm only 54. Was it a TV commercial?

Five-Cent Cigar

Thomas Riley Marshall (Vice President of the United States from 1913 to 1921) said, "What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar." It looks like there were plenty to choose from in 1917! Roi-Tan is a brand that’s still available today.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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