M0268 New Fridge Magnet - 1880s Chewing Tobacco Card
Photo fridge magnet of Little Katie Chewing Tobacco trade
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Hall & Daniel was located in Hickory, NC. In
addition to Little Katie chewing tobacco they made plug, 6-, 10- and
11-inch twist & smoking tobaccos under the brand names: Game Cock,
Marble Hall, Gold Coin, Swannanoa, Waverly and English Twist.
Around 1877 the Hall Bros. opened a tobacco warehouse
to serve the 5 producers in Hickory. Within 2 years the warehouse
handled 150,000 pounds of tobacco.
||Helme Tobacco /
Railroad Mills Snuff Mill
Tobacco company was founded as the Railroad Mills Snuff Mill in 1866 by
a pair of brothers from New Jersey. After a few years, when George
Washington Helme (1822-1893) purchased his brother's share, it was
renamed. In the 1880s, Helme purchased land in Middlesex county between
Spotswood and Jamesburg, and built 105 homes for his workers. In 1888
the community was granted status as a borough and Helme named it after
his daughter, Oliva Antoinette, who was nicknamed Etta.
In the 1930s there were 400 Helme employees and
the firm was one of the world's largest producers of snuff. At his
death, Helme was reported as having been the second wealthiest man in
Over the years, some of Helme's products gained
tremendous popularity, including such favorites as Silver Creek and
Redwood Moist Snuff, Lancaster, Chattanooga Chew and Mail Pouch Chewing
Tobacco, and Navy, Lorillard, and Railroad Mills Dry Snuff.
Today Helme is a brand owned by Swisher
International. Swisher's history with tobacco dates to 1861 when a
small cigar manufacturing company was acquired in payment of a debt. It
went on to become one of the world's largest cigar producers, with such
powerhouse brands as King Edward and Swisher Sweets.