The comic advertisement on the left presents a series of bad jokes with groaner punch lines, and ends with two pertaining to Old Gold cigarettes: Why do all the jewelers buy so many Old Golds? “Maybe they’re going to make rings out of ‘em.” What’s the difference between a Swede and an American? “The Swedes smoke herring and the Americans smoke Old Golds.” The comic on the right tells the story of a father whose baby wakes him in the middle of the night. Just as the father gets the baby to fall back asleep, his smokers’ cough wakes the child all over again. His wife recommends he switches to Old Gold to fix the problem. The comics, part of a small book, were illustrated by Clare A. Briggs (1875-1930).
Cough, Health, Throat