Friday, October 23, 2015

George and Martha Were Snuff-Takers...

Most people in our culture know absolutely nothing about tobacco use or tobacco history prior to the Age of the Cigarette.  They hear that you sniff powdered tobacco up your nose, and think it is the oddest thing they've ever heard!  Like it is some new-fangled idea that doesn't make a bit of sense.

But, a huge number of historic figures that people relate to and know about, were avid snuff-takers.  So, perhaps some images are in order that will educate people that snuff was common-place, mainstream, and one of the most popular ways to enjoy tobacco.

I made the image on the right tonight, to sort of these out the idea.  Click on the image to see it enlarged.  If you are so inclined, feel free to re-post this image, or use it however you would like.

Martha is said to have liked the "best Violette Strasberg," and after George could not longer get his favorite English snuff (for obvious reasons), he would grind up his own snuff and flavor it himself.

Mark Stinson
Modern Snuff Website

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