W.C. Kingsley

Garland’s W.C. Kingsley, right, stops for a smoke and a picture with his friend George J. Miller of the New Hope community, now part of Sunnyvale.  After invention of the cigarette rolling machine in 1880, cigarettes had expanded from a hand-rolled, niche-market product to a mass-market success.  Still, in 1892, the year penciled on the back of this photo, the use of cigarettes was insignificant compared to cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff.

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