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Remember ‘Sweet’ Cigarettes?

Sugar replicas of cigarettes, with red tips, marketed to children?

Good times.

Well, they had their own cigarette cards.

From The Irish Traditional Music Archive

In the 1960s the Dublin sweets firm of Liam Devlin & Sons issued at least two undated series of sweet cigarette cards. The second series was ‘Irish Theatre and Showband Stars’ (36 cards in all, issued in 1967) In spite of its title, the series also includes contemporary ballad singers and ballad groups, a stepdancer, a harper, a traditional cabaret group, a showband that showcased Irish traditional music, and a ceili band.

 

Thanks Sibling of Daedalus