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[[Image:imp422.jpg|left|thumb|300px|Photo courtesy: Bob Reding]] JOSEPH MICHEL. Jos. Michel, a cigar manufacturing company, was opened in Dubuque in 1903 with three employees. In 1910 the company manufactured 1,031,000 cigars with 80% sold locally and the rest in the immediate area of the city. By 1911 business had increased to the degree that twenty-five employees were needed at the factory located at 721-727 Clay Street. The two most popular varieties of cigar were the "Old Fireside," a five-cent cigar, and "Michel's Best," a ten-cent cigar.  
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[[Image:imp422.jpg|left|thumb|300px|Photo courtesy: Bob Reding]] JOSEPH MICHEL. Jos. Michel, a cigar manufacturing company, was opened in Dubuque in 1903 with three employees. In 1910 the company manufactured 1,031,000 cigars with 80% sold locally and the rest in the immediate area of the city.
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By 1911 business had increased to the degree that twenty-five employees were needed at the factory located at 721-727 Clay Street. The two most popular varieties of cigar were the "Old Fireside," a five-cent cigar, and "Michel's Best," a ten-cent cigar.  
 
[[Image:josmichel.jpg|left|thumb|350px|Photo courtesy: Bob Reding]]
 
[[Image:josmichel.jpg|left|thumb|350px|Photo courtesy: Bob Reding]]
  
[[CATEGORY: Company]]
 
[[Category: Letterhead]]
 
 
The 1911-12 ''Dubuque City Directory'' through the 1918 ''Dubuque and East Dubuque City Directory'' stated that this business was located at 721-727 Clay (Central}.  
 
The 1911-12 ''Dubuque City Directory'' through the 1918 ''Dubuque and East Dubuque City Directory'' stated that this business was located at 721-727 Clay (Central}.  
  
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The 1934 ''Dubuque City Directory'' listed 719-727 Central.
 
The 1934 ''Dubuque City Directory'' listed 719-727 Central.
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1. "Fireside Cigar Popular Product Made in Dubuque," ''Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal'', March 31, 1929, p. 59
  
  
 
[[Category: Cigar Manufacturers]]
 
[[Category: Cigar Manufacturers]]
 
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[[Category: Cigar Labels]]
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Latest revision as of 20:39, 7 October 2018

Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
JOSEPH MICHEL. Jos. Michel, a cigar manufacturing company, was opened in Dubuque in 1903 with three employees. In 1910 the company manufactured 1,031,000 cigars with 80% sold locally and the rest in the immediate area of the city.

By 1911 business had increased to the degree that twenty-five employees were needed at the factory located at 721-727 Clay Street. The two most popular varieties of cigar were the "Old Fireside," a five-cent cigar, and "Michel's Best," a ten-cent cigar.

Photo courtesy: Bob Reding

The 1911-12 Dubuque City Directory through the 1918 Dubuque and East Dubuque City Directory stated that this business was located at 721-727 Clay (Central}.

The 1922 directory listed 719-727 Central.

The 1929 Dubuque City Directory listed 717-721 Central.

The 1934 Dubuque City Directory listed 719-727 Central.

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Source:

1. "Fireside Cigar Popular Product Made in Dubuque," Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal, March 31, 1929, p. 59