March 05, 2018

Belga

















"un Belga" undoubtedly refers to cigarettes - at one time smoking a Belga was considered an expression of national pride. 
"Made in 1923 in Antwerp by the family Vander Elst, the Belgian had reached such a patriotic Germans have banned its production in 1941.
 The projects of the painter René Magritte (1898-1967) who took his wife Georgette as model were rejected by Tabacofina, only to say the care was made to choose "Miss Belga." For a Belgian, smoking in that time was synonymous with "nationalism."

http://historyofafricaotherwise.blogspot.be/2012/01/belgium-sacred-and-expensive-belga.html