Some time ago there was a great discussion here on Puff that started with an old Tipalet ad, notable for being extremely funny and massively sexist. Being a graphic artist/technical writer/marketing person with a cigar obsession, I've spent the last few months poking around the internet to find similar gems. And boy, have I ever!
We'll start with a more artistic ad that I really like, especially with my recent foray into Cubans:
Being a native Clevelander, the next ad is a bit hard to post. However, I really like that cigars used to be made all over the US and not just in Latin and South America:
For the married BOTL out there, make sure to pass this along to the boss:
And now we get into the fun stuff. The first is from the Cigar Institute of America and I wish they still put out ads like this one:
Apparently Tipalet really enjoyed putting out racy ads. The picture in this ad is funny enough, but the text puts it over the top. I'd let her smoke my Tipalet anytime, but too bad she doesn't inhale:
Even better than Tipalet is/was Tiparillo. I can't imagine either cigar was anywhere near as good as these ads. The first is the least racy, in my mind, of the Tiparillo ads that I found:
I don't really understand the copy in this next ad, but I do appreciate that she knows, is programmed and is ready:
I know several marine biologists. None of them look like this:
As a former classical musician, I really appreciate this next ad. Why couldn't she have been in any of the groups I performed with:
And just for good measure, I'll throw in a couple classic cigarette ads I found. Though our current President is a cigarette smoker, I doubt that we'll ever again elect someone featured in an ad like this:
Lastly, I believe this is the first, and probably last, time that I have ever seen infants used to promote cigarettes. Particularly Marlboros to Mothers:
I'm always looking for more great old cigar ads and I'll post them as I find them. Post if you got em!