Air Raid Precautions and Cigarette Cards
Photograph of a WW2 cigarette card demonstrating Air Raid precautions. This card, number 37 out of a series of 50, shows a 'Supply Depot for Respirators'.
I was recently given a batch of WW2 cigarette cards displaying various aspects of Air Raid Precautions (48 from a series of 50 cards). The individual cards would have been inserted into a packet of cigarettes. Unfortunately, over the years, some of the print has come off the reverse of the cards. The surface of the reverse side of the card was adhesive so it could be stuck into an album. The price of the album was 1d and were obtainable from the tobacconist. The Air Raid Precautions cards being distributed in packs of cigarettes perhaps rather reflects the way things were done in the war years.
Click on 'Comments' for additional information from the reverse of the card Supply Depots for Respirators.