Great Egyptian-themed image of a beautiful lady in a luxurious head wrapping. Advertising card for tobacco.
In red at bottom (low visibility)
Undated. Blank back.
Joseph Cunha, a native of Brazil, was known as 'Cheap John'.
Nice condition. Small color nick, UR corner light crease
15 x 10.5 cm // 5 ½” x 4 ⅛”
Joseph “Cheap John” Cunha was born in Pernambuco, Brazil, a city with strong ties to New Bedford. He first sold cigars from a small store on Union Street. Successful, he moved to larger quarters where he sold various types of tobacco and related sundries. He built an addition to the store and added a billiard and pool room. A costume department in the back outfitted those going to fancy balls and masquerades.
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