Velvet Tobacco Lithograph, Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co., Circa 1900

Featured is a brilliantly colored lithographic print advertising the Liggett and Myers Company flagship brand, Velvet Tobacco.  The upper corner shows the small tin Velvet Tobacco pocket tin can, and this is the only thing on the lithograph featuring any form of advertising whatsoever.   Liggett and Myers could do this as the brand was so dominant that nothing else was needed other than a pretty woman to help sell the product itself, or at least catch the attention of most men at that time.  Liggett and Myers was based in the St. Louis, MO marketplace for many years, and most likely at the time when this print was produced, i.e. circa 1900.