General Arthur 10ct. Cigar, United Cigar Manufacturers, New York City, N.Y., ROG Sign. Ca. 1895

Here’s an amazing reverse on glass sign for the General Arthur brand of ten cents cigars.   Look closely, and you might recognize the image of the man, it is President Chester Arthur, 21st President of the United States.   Using historical or well known political figures to help sell products was a practice alive and well in the late 1800’s era.   Chester Arthur, while not a well known politician even in his day, was a military hero, hence, his image on this sign.   Reverse on glass signs are hard to find in good condition like this sign is, especially 125 years later.