Advertisement for Meadow Gold 'medium' cigarettes, England, 1940-1965

1940-1965 in Chester

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Free standing cardboard shop-counter advertisement for Meadow Gold `medium' Cigarettes, with coloured illustration, by W.T. Davies & Sons (a branch of the Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain & Ireland), Chester, England, 1940-1965

Brightly coloured advertisements like these for products such as Meadow Gold cigarettes were placed on shop counters to attract the attention of customers.

Tobacco contains nicotine, a highly addictive substance and one of a number of dangerous chemicals that are inhaled when smoking. The long term health problems associated with the habit only began to be realised in the 1950s.

The cigarettes were made by W T Davies, which became part of the Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain and Ireland in 1902. The Imperial Tobacco Company was formed to protect British companies from American takeovers.


Object Number:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
Robbie's Book Shop

Cite this page


We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.

Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero

Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data


Download catalogue entry as json

View manifest in IIIF viewer

Add to Animal Crossing Art Generator

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.