Advert for the Biltor Company smoking pipe
Medium: Print on paper
Smoking was a very fashionable activity in the Victorian era, with a somewhat tortuous social etiquette surrounding it. For instance, it was not thought acceptable for women to smoke, nor for a man to smoke in a woman's presence. Instead the men retired to smoking rooms. Tobacco was readily available in the 1800s in a variety of forms, including rolling tobacco, snuff, cigars, and later in the century pre-rolled cigarettes.