A black and white photograph of a women appears over a white background with black text.
Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark N.J. Patent dates: July 17 1894, April 14, July 21, 1896
High Admiral Cigarette
This button was an advertisement for High Admiral Cigarettes. It first appeared in the early 1900s. The image may be a reference to Carmen, an opera that was first performed in 1875.
High Admiral Cigarettes are a brand owned by The National Cigarette and Tobacco Company. Their flagship brand, Admiral, was first marketed in 1883. Other brands produced by the company included: Royal Sweets, Opera Lights and Yellow Kid. Known for their outrageous publicity stunts and forward thinking marketing, National was eventually absorbed into American Tobacco.