Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cigar Advertising

Recently, I have been spending a lot of time 
getting Mercerized.... 
that is, learning experiencing the history of Henry C. Mercer (1856-1930.) 
He was quite an amazing man - 
and had the foresight to leave behind a tangible legacy. 
I just LOVE that. 

One of his passions was the collecting of 
pre Industrial Revolution Americana. 
In Doylestown, Bucks County, PA 
there is an entire museum dedicated to his collections. 
(And pinch me...you are permitted to take photos!) 
But today, I am just going to give you a peek 
featuring his Cigar Advertising figures. 













12 comments:

Woody said...

Mercer is 15 minutes from my house and I've never visited it, shame on me.

really cool photos, thanks for sharing.

Jientje said...

I think I would visit there all the time if I lived so close to that museum, a photographer's paradise!

Kathy said...

These are real jewels. I've never seen anything quite like them.

Kathy said...

I need to get up there since it has opened.

Kathy

EG Wow said...

How wonderful you were allowed to take photos! This is a fantastic museum, one I would love to visit.

Pauline said...

Looks like a fabulous place to visit. So glad cameras were allowed. You got some great shots. I think my favourite is the first, the angle and the expression. Oh, and the arm, of course.

Jama said...

I would definitely visit that place if it's near me, since photography is allowed! lol

Ann said...

It is art, then it is not advertisement, right?

My son watches on you-tube surfing shows, and reads techniques. Tomorrow we are driving one hour for his lessons.

Kerry said...

Oooooh, look at these. I've never seen anything but cigar store Indians, but apparently there are many other characters. They're beautiful!

J9 said...

what artistry and craftsmanship! The photos are amazing as well!

Dar said...

What a talented craftsman...interesting entry. Now, I wonder if I can talk My Man into getting back in shape and wrap one of those muscular, veined arms around me. Haaaaaa
BlessYourHeart

Emille said...

I love your take on this sculpture, because of the hand and arm!