Cigarette Card

Reproduction dated 1995 showing front and back of card.

In the twentieth century, before the use of tobacco became the antisocial activity that it is today, cigarette companies used to include picture cards for collectors in their packs.

One of the series issued by the British company of WD & HO Wills was on the subject of the Battle of Waterloo.

Naturally they featured the capture of the French Eagle by Ensign Ewart as one of the cards.

In an early example of political correctness the cards were never issued, due to France's becoming an ally to Great Britain and Britain's not wishing to give offence by reminding people of the earlier conflict.

Reproductions of these cards are available from Murray Cards (International) Ltd in London.

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