|Posters - Advertising|
Rothman Of Pall Mall Cigarette Tobacconist UK / 1947 / Advertising Posters / Eric Fraser / 74.5x48.5 Original vintage cigarette advertising poster for Rothman of Pall Mall the best-known tobacconist in the world. Great design featuring an historic style black and white graphic illustration of a busy street scene along Pall Mall in London dominated by the Duke of York Column in the foreground below swirling clouds in the sky with well dressed people walking, a soldier with his sword raised on horse, a dog running and horse drawn carriages driving between the buildings with church spires leading to hills in the distance, the image and stylised text below framed and set against a pale yellow background. Artwork by the British artist and graphic designer Eric George Fraser (1902-1983). One of the UK's largest tobacco companies, Rothmans was founded in 1890 by Louis Rothman (1869-1926); in 1900 he opened a shop on Pall Mall; Rothmans was acquired by British American Tobacco in 1999. Pall Mall is located in central London linking St James' Street with Trafalgar Square and is named after a 17th century ball game Pall-Mall. Good condition, fold marks and restored tears.