St. Bruno Standard Dark Flake Tobacco Sign, Richmond, VA. Ca. 1920

The Saint Bruno Standard Dark Flake Smoking Tobacco was a large seller for years, and still was in business as late as the 1970’s being sold in tobacco shops all around the European area as well as inside the United States.  This particular metal sign is very colorful, and certainly would have garnered the attention of any casual visitor in the signs vicinity.  The brand was advertised as Virginia Smooth, although it was manufactured in Dublin, Ireland.