Tobacconist’s shop, 18th century

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the interior of a tobacconist’s shop in the 18th century, with well-dressed men taking snuff and smoking a clay pipe. Outside the shop stands the sign of its trade, which was usually a large wooden figure of a native American, wearing a crown and kilt of tobacco leaves. This figure looks more like a Scotsman – tobacconists’ painted signs often showed a Scotsman, a Dutchman and a sailor, with the rhyme:
We three are engaged in one cause;
I snuffs, I smokes, and I chaws.

#Picture Number SM93

 


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