Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tobacco Jars

These days it is hard to imagine just how normal smoking was, only a few decades ago.
Not only did you not find smokers semi-secretly sheltering behind office buildings to get their fix in a 3 minute break from their desk, cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco were available anywhere; sold from bars, corner dairies and specialised tobacconists.
Tobacco and all paraphernalia coming along with it were omnipresent. Mid 20th century, with many smokers rolling their own, tobacco jars were a commonly seen piece in many households. Plain wooden pots, but often elaborated figurines in clay or porcelain.
No surprise to find many berets among these (although Scottish bonnets were dominant).

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