Here’s a Pack of Get-Well Wishes

Greeting Cards with Smoking Themes

This exhibition features highlights from the Center’s collection of dozens of greeting cards for special occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas, which were sent from the 1940s to the 1990s. Images of cigarettes, cigars, and pipes were used to convey a message of love,  comfort, and pleasure–even with get-well wishes.