1920s Original German Art Deco Poster, Cruwell Tabak - Unknown

Date: 1920s
Size:  22.75 x 33.5 inches
Notes: Poster, Linen Backed
Artist: Anonymous
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About The Poster: Cigarette companies have always been able to afford to spend a great deal of money on advertising their products. This poster promotes a German tobacco company called Cruwell Tabak. Originally established in 1705, the company exists to this day, selling many different types of tobacco in a variety of forms. Cruwell often used what we now consider to be stereotypical and politically incorrect representations of Native Peoples from all over the world. We have another poster for this company featuring a Middle Eastern man promoting a brand of pipe tobacco called Mekka (http://www.laffichiste.com/collections/all/products/original-art-deco-1920s-cruwell-mekka-tabak-cigarette-poster) and have previously had in stock one which featured a Native American man in a head-dress smoking a peace pipe. This poster features an building which we are assuming to be the original building which housed the company. It is intersting to note that the image featured here is still used as the company's logo, which you can see on their website (http://www.cruewell-tabakhaus.de/). The poster is linen backed and in excellent condition.