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Cigarette City: 1940

Cigarette City: 1940

October 1940. "Durham, North Carolina. Five Points, center of city, with Chesterfield cigarette factories in background." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Penny Furniture Co.

There's an image on Flickr about the renovated Penny building and the repainted sign.

Chesterfield Man

One of my most vivid memories of my dad when I was a boy in the '50s was the pack of Chesterfields he kept in one shirt pocket and a Zippo lighter in the other. He said he got started on them when he was on an aircraft carrier in WW2 and had just turned 18. He had a triple bypass when he was 65 and quit cold turkey. He lived another 20 years. The cigarettes didn't kill him--he just wore out.

One of those signs

not seen today is Murdock Ice & Coal.

Fast-forward to today

... and there are at least a dozen hipster coffee shops in this frame.

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