Friday, September 24, 2010

Father and Son

A father and son bonding over a cigarette. I wonder if dad, through ignorance, pushed his son to a lifetime of nicotine addiction, emphysema, heart disease and cancer. Tobacco use in the United states has always been high, but before the first world war, cigarette smoking was a far second to chewing tobacco. During the war, many cigarette companies sent the troops free smokes. Click on the image to blow it up, and what I think is a Pillsbury Flour advertisement can be made out on the barn. Most likely from the twenties.

1 comment:

  1. The boy's head looks too small for the body. Really an interesting photo/