Merry X-Ray and a Happy New Lung

When Santa Sold Cigarettes

Throughout the 20th century, the season of giving was not immune to the pervasive reach of tobacco companies. Even Santa Claus was recruited as a cigarette salesman. This exhibition highlights a small fraction of the magazine advertisements, mailings, and point-of-purchase promotions in which Christmas became synonymous with smoking.

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