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2002/105/1-1/9 Photographic print, black and white, advertising billboard for B.D.V. Virginia Cigarettes, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1930. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of advertising billboard for B.D.V. Virginia Cigarettes

Made
This photograph is part of an archive of work from the signwriting and graphic design work of the Rousel Studios in Sydney.

Signwriting and associated graphic trades including gilding, silvering and glass etching developed strong craft consciousness and traditions during the 1800s. With the expansion of advertising markets and media during the twentieth century, the signwriting industry absorbed new influences from fine art and the decorative arts. Notable in the case of Rousel Studios was …

Summary

Object No.

2002/105/1-1/9

Object Statement

Photographic print, black and white, advertising billboard for B.D.V. Virginia Cigarettes, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1930

Physical Description

Photographic print, black & white, advertising billboard for B.D.V. Virginia Cigarettes, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1930

Billboard above a building, possibly Wynyard Railway Station, advertising B.D.V. Virginia Cigarettes. The text of the sign reads, "CHANGE TO-DAY TO/B.D.V./CORK TIPPED or PLAIN/10 for 6d/20 for 1/-". There is also a picture of an open packet of 20 cigarettes with one cigarette standing above the rest as if it were just about to be removed from the pack. There are seven lights placed above the frame of the billboard.

Marks

In pen on the page of the photograph album, "SIGN W. RAILWAY STN. SYDNEY".

Dimensions

Height

193 mm

Width

145 mm

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of advertising billboard for B.D.V. Virginia Cigarettes 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2022, <https://ma.as/355605>

Wikipedia

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