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Superfine Shagg tobacco

Packet of tobacco


One side of a packet of WD and HO Wills’ Superfine Shagg tobacco, possibly from the 1950s.

“Even after the freeing of slaves in America in 1865, many African Americans continued to work on the tobacco and cotton plantations where they had previously worked as slaves. This, and the attitude to black people generally, was reflected in the continued use of the image of a black man or woman on British tobacco packaging and advertising until about 1960.”

Reproduced with kind permission of Wills (now Imperial Tobacco).

Creator: W.D. & H.O. Wills

Date: c.1950s

Copyright: Copyright, Imperial Tobacco

Object ID:Bennett Collection

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