The No Smoking Garden
The crusade against tobacco has depended on shameless propaganda.
In 1932, eleven men strode onto an exposed steel beam on the sixty-ninth floor of what would become the Radio Corporation of America’s New York headquarters. A photo was taken of the group that hangs behind bar counters across the nation. The picture evokes a nostalgia for an America that citizens now the age of those portrayed have never known.
Not least because they’re smoking cigarettes.