Wooden Indians – Cigar Store Indians

The history and origin of the East Coast Cigar Store Indian dates back to England in 1617, when small wooden figures called “Virginie Men” were placed on countertops to represent tobacco companies.

The cigar store Indian or wooden Indian is an advertisement figure, in the likeness of a Native American, used to represent tobacconists

I have decided that I will devote this page to Cigar store Wooden Indians that I come across in my adventures!

If you have questions about where my pics come from or where to find more information about Wooden Indians, leave a


Seen in Outmans, Greenville, S.C.

Seen in Outmans

Seen in Outmans

Seen in Outmans

Seen at One Eyed Jacks, Sturgis S.D.


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