|Text on Button||Give me a Carmen Kiss|
A black and white photograph of a women appears over a white background with black text.
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Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark N.J. Patent dates: July 17 1894, April 14, July 21, 1896
|Curl Text||High Admiral Cigarette|
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This 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.