Packet of 'De Reszke Minors' Cigarettes

Made:
1920-1950 in London
maker:
J Millhoff & Company Limited
De Reszke cigarettes are named after Jean de Reszke (1850-1925), a famous Polish opera singer, and were advertised as De Reszke cigarettes are named after Jean de Reszke (1850-1925), a famous Polish opera singer, and were advertised as

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De Reszke cigarettes are named after Jean de Reszke (1850-1925), a famous Polish opera singer, and were advertised as
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

De Reszke cigarettes are named after Jean de Reszke (1850-1925), a famous Polish opera singer, and were advertised as
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

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Packet of 'De Reszke' minors cigarettes by J Millhoff & Co. Ltd., Picadilly, London, 1920-1950

De Reszke cigarettes are named after Jean de Reszke (1850-1925), a famous Polish opera singer, and were advertised as ‘the Aristocrat of Cigarettes’. They are believed to have been produced by J Millhoff, a Russian cigarette maker living in London. He created a special blend of tobacco that – it was believed – would not damage the famous singer’s voice. In gratitude Millhoff was allowed to sell the blend as ‘De Reszke’ cigarettes.

Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
1999-299/2
type:
cigarette packet
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
McPhail, Mary