Joe's Smoke House Advertisement, 1919

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Title

Joe's Smoke House Advertisement, 1919

Alternative Title

Joe's Smoke House Ad

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Cigar industry--Florida
Cigar bands and labels--United States
Retail stores
Schools
High schools--Florida
Yearbooks

Description

A Sanford High School yearbook advertisement for Joe's Smoke House, a cigar shop owned by Joe Reizenstein and located in the Woodruff Building on the northwest corner of South Park Avenue and West First Street in Sanford, Florida, in 1919. The Woodruff Building, commonly known as the Bell Hotel, was built in 1895 and used popularly as a billiard parlor and cigar shop. The structure was demolished in October of 1964 and replaced by a parking lot.

The cigar industry was first brought to Florida by Cuban immigrants in the 1830s and became one of the most important industries in the Southeast by the last quarter of the 19th century, with Tampa serving as the cigar manufacturing center in the state. In the late 1800s, cigar factories began to appear in various other Florida cities, such as Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Cigar manufacturing first appeared in Sanford sometime between 1909 and 1912. The Florida cigar industry came to its peak in the first quarter of the 20th century, but then declined during the Great Depression and World War II, due to the accumulation of labor union conflicts over the years, the mechanization of production, and changing consumer demands. The industry was revitalized during the 1950s as production soared, despite the decline of the number of workers. Following the Cuban Revolution of the late 1950s and the U.S. embargo on Cuban products in 1962, the Florida cigar industry again declined. The Cuban embargo included tobacco, thus forcing American cigar rollers to begin using Dominican tobacco.

Source

Digital reproduction of original yearbook advertisement: Salmagundi, 1919. Sanford High School, Sanford, Florida, page 85: tag number DP0008870, Central Florida Memory, http://digital.library.ucf.edu/cdm/ref/collection/CFM/id/119652.

Date Created

ca. 1919

Date Copyrighted

1919

Date Issued

1919

Has Format

Original yearbook advertisement, 1919: Salmagundi, 1919, Sanford High School, Sanford, Florida: Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida, page 85.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original yearbook advertisement, 1919: Salmagundi, 1919, Sanford High School, Sanford, Florida.

Is Part Of

Salmagundi, 1919. Sanford High School, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida
Sanford Cigar Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

27 KB

Medium

1 yearbook advertisement

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Joe's Smoke House, Downtown Sanford, Florida
Woodruff Building, Downtown Sanford, Florida
Sanford High School, Downtown Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Seminole High School.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Seminole High School and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Cigar Making in Florida." Florida Memory, Division of Library & Information Services. http://www.floridamemory.com/onlineclassroom/cigar-industry/photos/.
"Florida Cigars: Artistry, Labor, and Politics in Florida's Oldest Industry." Florida Memory, Division of Library & Information Services. http://www.floridamemory.com/photographiccollection/photo_exhibits/cigar/.
Peeples, Vernon. "Shifting from Cuba, Cigar Industry reached from Key West to Tampa." The Herald-Tribune, August 22, 2002. http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20020822/COLUMNIST63/208220355.
Robison, Jim. "Sanford's Busy Cigar-Making Business Flourished in 1920." The Orlando Sentinel, January 19, 1997. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1997-01-19/news/9701171062_1_cigar-factory-cigar-boxes-cuban-cigars.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Tampa Florida. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2007.

Transcript

JOE'S SMOKE HOUSE
JOE REIZENSTEIN, Proprietor

Newspapers and Magazines
Headquarters
Fountain Drinks

California Tokay Chases Thirst

CIGARS
TOBACCOES
PIPE

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Original Format

1 newspaper article

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Citation

“Joe's Smoke House Advertisement, 1919.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed January 29, 2023, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/1969.

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