have a cigar!
or a cigarette
The late 1800s and early 1900s saw a tobacco craze. The cafes and restaurants advertised cigars and men even posed with them in portraits.
An article about southeast Nebraska that appeared in the October 15, 1874 edition of the Omaha Daily Beef talked about Table Rock. It was headed, "Nebraska Sketches: Valley of of the Nemaha" and subheaded, "Table Rock, Pawnee Co., Neb., October 10th 1874" gives a lovely description of the town from a business point of view, saying, "The business men are enterprising, and soem day there will be a nice little city here, for the situation is beajtiful....Time is all that is wanted...In regard to business houoses, we have igtemized the following." it then proceeds to describe a varierthy of businesses, icluding the Norris merchandise store, three blacksmith shops, a stone mason, a livery stable, a lumber dealer, harness business, grocery store, a furniture store (with "furniture, coffins, etc."), hotels, and a drug and book store. About that last, the article says:
Cummins & Birne have a first-class drug and book store and sell choice cigars. We are judges of the weed, and having tried their fragrant Havanas, we know they are good.
table rock had a cigar factory????!!!!
Table Rock Argus, October 13, 1910:
stop in for a hair cut, candy, ice cream, oysters...and a cigar.
Emil Goodenkauf, Otto Vondrasek, Frank Goodenkauf, Pete Goodenkauf, and Frank Werner show how it's done...
Miss Edna Tackley of Table Rock received this picture postcard from her fiance Ora Booth of Sunrise, Wyoming. Kristina Quevedo, sho shared this picture, said with it, in responding to the sharing of this webpage:
Love the stories. Here is one of Ora...I think they are smoking cigarettes...not cigars.
but george purcell sticks with his pipe
George Purcell sticks with his old-fashioned pipe. Thanks to life time member Terry Purcell for this great family picture!