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Making Sense of the Factory

10/12/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Making Sense of the Factory: Innovation & the History of Tobacco Advertising

Explore the history and impact of tobacco advertising at the final installment of the Making Sense of the Factory Series.

Tim Marr, PhD, professor of American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill will present information on the development of tobacco advertising in late 19th century and early 20th century America that stimulated a national desire for both smoke and chew products. Dr. Marr will present images and illustrations that will help compare and contrast two giants in the industry, R.J. Reynolds of Winston-Salem and American Tobacco of Durham.

Dr. Marr has been a NEH Fellow at the National Humanities Center (2013-14), a Chapman Fellow at the Institute for Arts and Humanities (2009), a Fulbright lecturer in both the Greek and Turkish parts of Cyprus (2007) and the recipient of a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2006). While teaching in Chapel Hill, he has developed and offered interdisciplinary American Studies seminars on such topics as birth and death, tobacco, captivity, Herman Melville, cultural memory and mating and marriage.

Following the lecture, view the “Making Sense of the Factory” exhibit, featuring historic photos and quotes that explore life at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

These events are brought to you in partnership with Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Triad Cultural Arts, Inc. and New Winston Museum.


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


New Winston Museum
713 S Marshall Street
Winston-Salem, 27103 United States
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