Vintage hotel luggage label for Hotel Lutetia in Paris, 1930s. It’s pretty large, measuring 6.5×5″. Via eBay.
The company, Scotten-Dillon, was formed in the late 1880s when 2 tobacco combined their companies. One of their lines was the Oceanic Cut Plug Tobacco. It was named after the 1800 ship ‘Oceanic’, nicknamed the “Queen of the Sea” for being such a beauty.
What in the world is a “Plug”? Scotten-Dillon was known for how they made their tobacco. They pressed cures tobacco leaves together between 2 big tin sheets, then cut the big, thick sheet of tobacco into blocks, or, “plugs.” During the 1930s, the standard plug size was 2.75″ x 4.5″ x 1″ thick. You would either cut a piece off of chomp on into it <gross>.
Vintage photos of Paris during the 1930s. Click to enlarge them.
I love finding old photos that aren’t posed and let you imagine being alive in their time and place. It makes me feel like a quiet observer. Sometimes the clothing, settings, and general vibe of an era is just as inspiring for design as an actual piece of packaging.
Via Fantomas en Cavale- a great site loaded with vintage photos, mostly Parisian.
Vintage Vogue Magazine Cover Art for their “Summer Travel” issue, June 23, 1937. It’s price was 1 shilling. It shows a woman in a bathing suit on a diving board ladder.
Here’s another green bean label, this time by Red Moon. This was made in the 1920s-1930s in Baltimore, Maryland. The lithographer was Simpson & Doeller. To give you a little more perspective, the label is 4.25″ x 11″. You can buy this one for your collection on Etsy.
Yet another set of Halloween goodies, this time from the 1930s. You can never go wrong with Liberty Magazine. And how creepy (yet strangely cool) is that cat decoration? Via Graves and Ghouls.
I kept finding images with giant pumpkins in them and it cracked me up. I felt it was my duty to share. Via Graves and Ghouls.