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Presumably this is an ad for tobacco, though the only place that's mentioned is in the name of the successor company to the Marburg Brothers. So here's a little wood fairy smoking something named "Yale" while sitting on a leaf. I do not understand this ad. Maybe one of the Marburg brothers went to Yale College. Compare earlier ads. Originally published in the June 11, 1896 issue of LIFE, the humor magazine


Source: Tom Harris, eBay seller lifehumormag

Restoration by: Michael Ward