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Insides Out

This delightful, if eerie, promotional piece for Italian Bayer products from the 1940s is a rather graphic depiction.

Cuba’s Revolution in the Cards

In 1960, a Cuban food brand printed a souvenir album that encouraged customers to buy cards chronicling the seven bloody years of the Cuban revolution.

Fascism’s Colorful Disease

These stamps have a spirited quality that belies the fact that the Italian Fascist government would just as soon stamp out resistance as tuberculosis.

The Romance of Italian Smoke

Italian cigarette packaging has long had tremendous allure, and the advertising is not just smoke and mirrors.