The last of the four lantern slides from the museum’s collection that belonged to Peter (P. J.) Lauermann (1882-1969), a cigar manufacturer in Little Falls, Minnesota, during the early twentieth century, this slide is the only one advertising a different variety of tobacco, “San Tex”. Manufactured by the Novelty Slide Company of New York, this slide suggests that “San Tex” is a tobacco for every man, whether he be an urban businessman or a rural farmer or rancher.
If you would like to learn more about P. J. Lauermann’s lantern slides, check past blog posts and watch 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; firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop in at the museum.