Obviously, it is for S. Anargyros‘ brand Egyptian Deities – the utmost in cigarettes, which is a bold claim, but dammit, the man smoking it is a pilot, and apparently the two women seem to love a man who says – and can prove – he is a pilot.
The ad says, as well, that “People of culture and refinement in variably prefer Deities to any other cigarette.”
Culture and refinement.
It should make you fly-boys (and girls) happy to think that that is what people (at least back in 1918) thought of you.
If you think the above ad is cool, see the full tabloid ad with the same art – but with the FULL image:
According to the website www.jinsburntofferings.com:
“The S. Anargyros Famous Cigarettes company of New York City catered to wealthy metropolitan smokers who had developed a taste for rich imported tobaccos. Turkish tobacco meant quality, and Anargyros specialized in expensive all-Turkish tobacco brands.”
Now, lest you all get on your high horsepower plane and defame the fact that it’s an ad for cigarettes, just recall that back in 1918, chances are pretty good that whatever plane these pilots were flying more than likely was also spewing out some smoke of its own – right into their face.
Back in the day, Egyptian Deities put out some high-quality artwork for its print advertisements.