Thursday, January 14, 2016
Here is another display from the Florida State University Institute on World War II and the Human Experience. These were called "cigarette books" and are examples of German propaganda. The books were sold to the public with text, but no photographs or images. Cigarette and tobacco companies would sell numbered photographic prints in cigarette packs that corresponded with blank numbered spaces in the books. It was up to the consumer of the cigarettes to coordinate the numbers and glue the photographs into the books. There were a variety of these cigarette books published in Germany during the war.