1910 mecca t218 champion boxing referee "charles eyton" tobacco cigarette card
1910 Mecca T218 Famous Champion Boxing Referee ~ Charles Eyton ~ Tobacco Cigarette Card2-1/2 in x 2-7/8 inExcellent Condition - Please see photosPlease see our other Tobacco Cigarette Cards (Barbara's Backdoor Store) CHARLES EYTON was born June 24, 1873, at Auckland, New Zealand. He is business manager of the Burbank Theater, Los Angeles, California; but is one of the best known prize ring referees in the West. Among the leading matches he has refereed have been the following, all at Los Angeles:1903. Jack Johnson-Sam McVey; Frankie Nell-Johnny Regan for bantam weight championship.1904. Kid McCoy-Jack (Twin) Sullivan.1905. Tommy Burns-Hugo Kelly; Kid Herman-Abe Attell; Abe Attell-Frankie Nell, for feather-weight championship; Tommy Burns-Jack (Twin) Sullivan.1906. Jimmy Walsh-Abe Attell; Hugo Kelly-Jack (Twin) Sullivan; Marvin Hart-Tommy Burns, for heavy-weight championship.1907. Sam Langford-Young Peter Jackson; Sam Langford-Jim Barry.1908. Al Kauffman-Jim Flynn; Al Kauffman-Terry Mustain; Sam Langford-Jim Barry; Rudolph Unholtz-Battling Nelson; Battling Nelson-Jimmy Britt; Johnny Coulon-Young Terry McGovern.1909. Billy Papke-Jim Flynn.1910. Sam Langford-Jim Flynn; Abe Attell-Owen Moran. In the early 1900s, manufactures of Turkish and Egyptian cigarettes tripled their sales and became legitimate competitors to leading brands. One of the earliest successful Turkish cigarettes, Mecca was introduced by the Kinney Bros. Tobacco Company in 1878. The cigarette was named after the Muslim city of holy pilgrimage, Mecca, tying the cigarette closely to the exotic East. The American Tobacco Company acquired the Mecca brand in 1911 through the dissolution of the Cigarette Trust, accounting for the high quality of the Mecca advertisements in the following years. Mecca, along with other Turkish cigarette brands, referenced the Oriental roots of their Turkish tobacco blends through brand name, pack art and advertising images. In particular, many Mecca ads featured elegant, exotic turbaned men with heavy mustaches. The ads made use of vibrant, luxurious colors and imagery.
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