This antique tobacco store display was made to advertise Arthur Donaldson Cigars. The cardboard die-cut display looks just like an open cigar box full of Donaldson cigars.
Circa early 1900s, the embossed lithographed sign has gilt on the cigar bands and on the embossed graphic at top. We like the poem there too... 'I know no greater pleasure - Mid the trials that hedge the day - Than to light a good Havana - And to smoke my cares away'.
The sign measures 9 1/4 by 11 inches. The back has an easel-style fold-out to prop the sign up. It was taped to reinforce the aged cardboard.
Slight spottiness on the white background and minor edge wear but overall, this has survived in fine condition.