The Red Man brand of chewing tobacco was first introduced to the US in 1904. Promotional activities tied-in with rural and outdoor sporting events was a main stay of Red Man s marketing strategy. From 1952 to 1955, Red Man produced a series of baseball cards, the only tobacco company to do so after 1920. […]
These pictures from North Carolina Digital Heritage Center that show how North Carolina cheerleaders have changed throughout the 20th century.
The history of skiing, believe-it-or-not stretches over almost five millennia! Based on ancient paintings it is believed that skiing was first practiced in China, of all places. Modern skiing, however, started in Scandinavia. The word “ski” is Norwegian and means “split piece of wood.” Early skiers used only one pole and it wasn’t until about […]
Old vintage baseball cards were first issued during the 1880s when tobacco companies used them to promote sales. Although they also served periodically to stiffen soft cigarette packages, advertising was their primary function, for as early as 1887 cards and cigarettes were packed in more rigid “slide and shell” boxes which had no need for […]