Turkish Cross-Cut Cigarettes by Knapp & Co
Turkish Cross-Cut Cigarettes by Knapp & Co

Turkish Cross-Cut Cigarettes

Turkish Cross-Cut Cigarettes c1880 by The American Knapp & Co.; a lithography printing firm.

This is a beautiful illustration of a young lady with brown hair wearing a Turkish hat that is beautifully embroidered with gold colored ribbons and clothing compliments the look of the hat; as the cigarette girl for the brand.

At the top of poster are the fancy typography words Turkish Cross-Cut, along with Cigarettes underneath on the right; while at the lower right are the cigarette manufacturers text, which reads Manufactured by W. Duke, Sons & Co.; Durham, N.C. & New York City; Knapp & Co New York.

W. Duke, Sons & Co was a tobacco manufacturer founded by Washington Duke in 1881; and by 1885 with the investment in machine made cigarettes became the largest cigarette manufacturer in the nation.

Turkish Cross-Cut Cigarettes is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available for purchase as an acrylic, metal, wood, framed, rolled and canvas print online.

Info Below Derived From Doaks.org

The Knapp & Co was first establish as the lithography printing company Sarony & Major in New York City, when during the mid 1850s Joseph Fairchild Knapp (1832 – 1891) joined the company; then by 1864 Sarony left the company to pursue a career as a photographer.

At this point Knapp became a partner in the company and the company took on the name Major & Knapp, and would keep that name from 1864 to 1871, and further changes were made to the company name, such that by 1888 the printing company was known as the Knapp Company.

Then about 1890 Joseph Fairchild Knapp’s son, Joseph Palmer Knapp decided to purchased the company from his father and shortly thereafter renamed the company again to Joseph P. Knapp Co.; and by the late 1890s the company name would be changed again to Knapp & Co; where it would remain until the business closure.

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