A boy working for Wymans & Sons selling tobacco at Euston station, London, 1908. Passengers could buy tobacco, cigars or cigarettes on the platform as well as in station kiosks. At first smoking was banned on the railways but in 1868 an act was passed permitting smoking in carriages. At least one railway carriage of each class was a smoking carriage. These were marked on the outside with an S.
Christmas in the Trenches, 1914: in the midst of one of the most vile wars ever to occur, there is a Christmas Day to treasure. The Germans seemed to make the first move, delivering a chocolate cake to the British line on the evening of December 24th, accompanied by a note proposing a ceasefire so that the Germans could have a concert. The British accepted the proposal and offered tobacco as their present to the Germans.