Friday, September 23, 2016



edutcher said...

Like all the sheikhs used to say, "Same with mine, damned sand gets in everything".

bagoh20 said...

What does the desert in Egypt have to do with either Turkey or tobacco? The image of dry sand and a Camel does not suggest a rewarding inhale.

Chip Ahoy said...

Nothing. I think it might be based on "you'd walk a mile for a camel" presumably through harsh conditions. And it's exotic. Imported, not just regular ol' domestic tobacco.

But that theory puts the camel before the cart. Ads follow the product, not 'tuther way 'round.

In images I noticed the Benny Goodman Caravan advertisement used this same background theme but with two-humped Bactrian camel and not the proper one hump Drama-Dairy. Nyaaaaaah, what dummkopfery. Musicians!

Also, people see a human figure in the front leg and haunch.

edutcher said...

bag, we're talking 1913.

Anything vaguely Middle Eastern would work.

(of course, the same thing could be said today; full circle in a century)