Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cowboy Smoking



Another way that cigarette companies sold their stuff was with images of the cowboy. Remember the Marlboro Man? Wow, what an image. The picture above was from 1908, and shows a Cowboy smoking a cigarette. The man is a Sioux Indian.

WEATHER BULLETIN

OPOD is issuing the following Weather Alert. Tropical Storm NATE has formed in the Atlantic and is threatening to become a hurricane. Be alert and vigilant, as Nate could sneak up on you and take all you have. You will want to watch this one closely.

17 comments:

  1. That smoke sure smells as a dark room add-on to the original scene ;-)

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  2. I agree, I have never seen a cigarette produce so much smoke as in these photo.
    A little add on for effect I think.
    Seems to me that a cigarette that is at rest give off very little smoke. Maybe a tiny stream of smoke. but not a big cloud.

    Well maybe NATE will give a little rain to Texas

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  3. So, could he play Cowboys and Indians all by himself?

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  4. I do wonder if any of these photos were actually used in magazines or newspapers.

    Somehow, the Sioux doesn't work for me. It would have been even worse if they had dressed him with a warbonnet and buckskins, tho!

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  5. You know, I grew up in the 50s & 60s with all these cigarette ads, may parents both smoked prolifically YET I never smoked a cigarette in my life save the one my dad made me smoke when I was 13.

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  6. Dastardly! I don't know what kind of diabolical leverage you are holding over the good folks at the National Hurricane Center, but requiring them to name one after me is an all time low! I'm actually surprised that you didn't get them to name it "The Evil Nate Maas' Great Tropical Depression - PJM Rules!" storm.

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  7. I hope tropical storm Nate brings the right answers for Texas' drought!

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  8. How did it get to be Cowboys and Indians? What happened to take away the Calvary? Was it because of the popularity of the western cowboy and the mystic of the plains Indian that it became Cowboys and Indians?

    By the way, since we are talking Sioux - Custer was a fool!

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  9. I also hope Nate brings some rain your way. The Baltimore area has had non-stop rain since Irene, and frankly, I've had ENOUGH! It took my husband almost an hour to go the three miles to our church this morning, back tracking around flooded roads.

    Michael, it's "cavalry", not "Calvary". And yes, Custer was a fool! Somebody sent me a collection of Civil War photos, and just scrolling through them, Custer was easy to pick out by his attitude!

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  10. I hope and pray you all in Texas get lots of rain to put the fires out. We have had plenty of rain up in our neck of the woods. Counting the rather violent thunderstorm two days before Irene. we have had more than two feet of rain in about two weeks! And more is on the way! It is a good thing we live on the well drained coastal plain away from the cricks! The rivers down here don't flood. The Potomac is ten miles wide down here.

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  11. Wow . . . first liquor, now this. ;-)

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  12. If I recall correctly, the original Marlboro Man died of lung cancer.

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  13. I like the picture. The guy looks pretty cool. At first I thought he looked like Laurence Fishburne (remember his Cowboy Curtis days?) I never smoked but I also never minded the cigarette ads. I think it's ridiculous that tobacco cannot advertise on the air but the distilleries are allowed. I guess the government had a hand in this discrepancy.

    John

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  14. The first true cowboy Marlboro Man was Darrel Winfield. Couldn't find a cause of death for him, but three other men who portrayed the Marlboro Man: Wayne McLaren, David McLean and Dick Hammer, died of lung cancer.

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  15. I think it would be great if the Evil Nate Mass Tropical Depression (not hurricane) came across West Texas and stalled out and gave you guys lots of rain. It is so dry there that a lot of it would have to soak in before running off.

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  16. Please, no more rain in New England!!! It is so wet and so many rivers and streams have flooded our area it terrible.

    I'm not sure about the Sioux Indian as a Marlboro man either.


    Have you heard from Ms. EAM?

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