Best will be up to only yourself. Me, I do prefer a push button one.
Luckies were the top selling brand in the 30's&40's and it was what the kids carried. I think it was 2 packs for a quarter around 1948.Wouldn't Pall Mall or Chesterfield work as well?........ .......and a "Hollywood" haircut?
Good grief...are we telling our age or what?!?!?!
I remember as a very little kid that the local hardware store sold dynamite sticks at $1.25 each. They were kept in the open on a high up shelf. Good thing I didn't know what to do with it......When I was 5 or 6, '58 or '59, Mom would give me 2 quarters and I'd walk the 2 blocks to the local Shell station and get 2 packs of Winston's, one for Mom and one for Dad. Can you imagine the prison sentence someone would get today for selling a 6 year old kid 2 packs of cigarettes? 'Course at 10 or 12 we bought 22 ammo at the little neighborhood grocery store. 35 cents for a box of shorts. If we found enough soda bottles to sell to make 50 cents we could get long rifle's.
Everything got a lot quicker when I got a bicycle and learned to ride. My little one horse, no stop light back then, Ozark hills home town...I still love it.
In the late 40's I wouldn't doubt in the least 2 packs for a quarter. Even when I was a kid you could get 6, full size candy bars for a quarter.
Wow! What a completely different world from the one I grew up in. It sounds like "The West Side Story" whereas ours would sound like Ma and Pa Kettle. Still had the cigs rolled up in the T-shirt sleeves though...lol!Boy, did this thread change directions. In the city it was normal for kids to go to a bar and get a growler.
Switch blades were popular in the "Hoods" and there were a bunch with different ethnic make up. Irish and Italian were prominent but there were others too like Polish and Armenian. You could get any kind of food.
As a younger kid I would see the teens with their T shirts and cigarettes in the sleeve. Most had switch blades in their back pocket. Every "Hood" had it's gang of kids protecting their territory. Different world than rural. In the Italian hoods some of the tougher or smarter kids moved on to organized crime. Tough were soldiers and smart started as runners. Jobs outside were hard to come by and NINA was real. Stores or small business owners used family for staff.