Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

5. Labels, & Advertising Ephemera

5.16. Tobacco Cards Overseas Dominions (Canada) , W.D. & H. O. Wills, Bristol and London, c. 1914-1915

Illustrations of Canadian Landscape & Industry

This series of 50 tobacco cards depict canadian scenery, industry, cities, transporation and, in general, provide illustrated views of the Dominion of Canada.

Card number one typifies the Canadian logging industry. The back of card number one states: " Our picture shows a typical lumber-raaft on one of the great Canadian waterways. Some of these rafts are half-a mile in length, and contain as amuch as 50,000 pounds worh of timber. the lumber-men (or lumber-jacks) as they are termed) are mostly French Canadians, though many Swedes and Scots are to be found around them. These men live on the raft in rough shanties built of wood."
Picture here is a seleciton of cards from the complete set of 50.


(top row left to right)
Threshing Wheat
The Great Divide

(2nd row)
Timber Raft

(3rd row)
A Backwoods Village
A New Town in the West

(4th row)
Kootenay Reservation
Peace River

(5th row)

The 'Three Sisters"