Articles About Trade Cards
Tobacco Women


by Ben Crane


Although women were far outnumbered by men in their use of tobacco during the late 1800s they far outnumbered men as subjects of trade cards that advertised tobacco products intended primarily for male usage, with the idea that a beautiful woman would attract the male eye and therefore promote the product.

This article presents 21 trade cards featuring women in advertising tobacco products. Please click here to begin viewing them (cards with * after their title are animated to change every 5 seconds).