Bruins Captain Dit Clapper recommends Camels in 1941

OMG, this is one of the greatest things I've ever seen. I was looking through my vintage recipe booklets and found a Feb. 1941 copy of Popular Science Monthly. I decided to look through it later but checked out the back cover and was amazed to find this. I didn't know I had anything hockey-related in my collection of vintage stuff. and that it's the Bruins (well, not like there were many teams to choose from back then)? wow! click to view large, of course!



yes, whether dressing for the game or dressed up at a restaurant, Camel cigarettes provide the "extras!" ah, the good old days when hockey players advertised cigarettes, but didn't wear masks or helmets! I hope I haven't messed with anyone's New Year's resolution to stop smoking by posting this...hell, it makes me want to start! (...kidding)

when I'm back home from my trip (posting this as a prelude to seeing my first Bruins game IN Boston tonight) I'll get in touch with the various hockey history sites and see if they know of this ad or others like it...

4 comments:

Shelby Rose said...

What a neat, little advertisement! I love looking at vintage things like this and it's even better when it involves hockey.

Ken Socrates said...

That's nothing. You should see what Derek Sanderson recommends.

From the Point said...

Hmmm...I could use some extra coolness.
As does anyone named Dit Clapper, ya know?

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