Playing With Matches: Sexy, Silly 1930s Ads That Went Up in Smoke By Lisa Hix | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

Smoking is growing more taboo in the United States now, but back in the 1930s, cigarettes were sexy. And where there was smoke, there were matches. At one point, nearly every business in the country, whether it was a national chain or a local Mom ‘n’ Pop, produced logoed matchbooks to help their customers fuel their nicotine habit—now known to be a deadly addiction.....