The Cigar History Museum will ultimately be very large, involving 10,000+ photographs and three to four hundred chapters detailing all aspects of the industry here, Canada and Cuba, with some information on cigar industry operations on other continents.


        The Site Outline shows the direction this portion of the National Cigar Museum is going.


        As 2010 opens, I have completed 200 exhibits and have 5,000 images posted. New material is posted every month.

 

Cigar History Gallery

A National Cigar History Museum Gallery 

Text and images © Tony Hyman




Last two Exhibits in this Gallery added: January, 2013

Most recent additions to timeline January 6, 2013

57  Exhibits Open



Cigar History 1492-1762

The spread of tobacco



Cigar History 1762-1862

The spread of cigars



Cigar History 1863-1877

The Fighting Decade



Cigar History 1878-1915

The Golden Age



Cigar History 1916-1962

The Machine Age



Cigar History 1932-1942

The Depression Coming



Cigar History 1942-1962

Post-WII Age Coming



Cigar History_events

OPEN: more coming



Earliest_boxes

When they held 1000



Selling Cigars

All sorts of ways



Cigar Salesmen

Hard working guys



Street vendors

A hard life



Cigar displays in stores

Let me count the ways



Dishonest Salesmen

Such a deal for you



Auction fraud

Going once, going...



Censorship and cigars

To boob or not to boob



Tools

The dozen tools needed



Cigar-Makers-Union

Set the standards



White Labor

The anti-Chinese era



Chinese Factories

San Francisco 1897



Huge Gimmick Cigars

Smoke that!



Box_patents

Inventive or weird



Cigar_patents

Weird two



More_patents

Weird three


 

Cigar_prices_1883

Not what you think



Cigar Factories 1885

3 basic sizes



Cigar Factories 1885

Where were they?



NYC factories 1887

A brief overview



Important_companies

OPEN: more coming



Trade weed for a wife

A good swap



Tax history

A tumultuous one



Cigar tax wars

Five tough years



Import taxes

Paid for our gov’t



Federal Tax Districts

Fewer and bigger



Floyd_and_ Stewart

CT shadeleaf pioneers



Growing CT shadeleaf

Pix of Floyd’s farm



Companies & brands

OPEN: more coming



H. Fendrich, Indiana

Story and pictures



Cigar Box lumber

Is rarely cedar



Flying Cigar Store

A 10 Week Gimmick




 

Coming Attractions



Uptegrove Lumber Co.

An American Story Coming



Advertising cigars

Opening soon



Rise_of_machines

Coming



How boxes are made

Late 2016



How tins are made

Late 2016



Cigar factories

Basic types



How machines work

Coming



something else




History of printing

Late 2015



Flavorings

Coming



Uptegrove Lumber Co.

An American Story Coming