Collections Carousel – P. J. Lauermann Lantern Slide

A BIG SMOKE FOR THE MONEY, "UNION MARK" CIGARS - circa 1910

The third of the four lantern slides belonging to Peter (P. J.) Lauermann (1882-1969), a cigar manufacturer in Little Falls, Minnesota, during the early twentieth century, this slide shows a city slicker enjoying a smoke in the countryside, much to the chagrin of the local farmer.  The name of the cigar advertised in this and the previous two lantern slides, “Union Mark”, reflects the strong nationalism found in the United States of America at the time as the country was often referred to as, “The Union”.

If you would like to learn more about P. J. Lauermann’s lantern slides, watch for future blog posts and for the next Collection Connection article in the upcoming Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) newsletter.  The newsletter is a benefit of membership with MCHS.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us (320/632-4007; contactstaff@morrisoncountyhistory.org) or stop in at the museum.

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