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Original 1926 Lucky Strike Advertising Artwork Featuring Erwin Gehrke

Lot Number 1070

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A rare vestige of the short-lived American Football League, this original advertisement artwork portrays former Harvard All-American running back Erwin Gehrke hawking Lucky Strike cigarettes. Mounted to a 51-1/4 x 26-1/2” wooden frame, the thick canvas sheet showcases detailed oil paint strokes depicting Gehrke, who proclaims (in print): “I enjoy Luckies – They do not bother my wind.” Likely a draft for a trolley car ad, the vintage piece is affected by minimal chipping and has far out-lasted Gehrke’s 1926 Boston Bulldogs, who lasted six games and called it quits.

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