How much did a cigar cost in 1937?
My Dad smoked his last cigar in 1937 at the age of around 20. He had a part in a play & a prop was a cigar. As he nervously paced backstage, he puffed & chewed the cigar furiously. By the end of his appearance in the play, he was sick as a dog & had to practically knock people down to get to the alley door to blow chunks. A wise lady stuck a piece of cake in his mouth upon his return (she had to have known that sugar is an antedote for nicotine poisoning). He now gets mildly ill (at age 92) just thinking about smoking a cigar.
The cigar was probably machine made somewhere in the USA with Cuban & Pennsylvanian or Connecticut tobaccos. It probably cost a nickel, or a dime.
A few years back, I was showing him some cigars in my caddy. I picked up a closeout I'd gotten cheap & said, "I paid 60 cents for this one," proudly displaying my buying thriftiness.
"YOU PAID 60 CENTS FOR A CIGAR?!?!" he said, & looked at me like I had spent the bread & milk money on heroin.
I don't talk to my Dad about cigars any more. LOL
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