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Presumably this is an ad for tobacco, though the only place that's mentioned is in the name of the successor company to the Marburg Brothers. So here's a little wood fairy smoking something named "Yale" while sitting on a leaf. I do not understand this ad. Maybe one of the Marburg brothers went to Yale College. Originally published in the June 11, 1896 issue of LIFE, the humor magazine .


Source: Tom Harris, eBay seller

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