214: Je Ne Fume Que Le Nil. 1912
Artist: LEONETTO CAPPIELLO (1875-1942) Size: 62 7/8 x 46 1/4 in./159.7 x 117.4 cm Imp. Vercasson, Paris Although the slogan reads “I only smoke Nil,” Nil isn’t actually a cigarette, but rather a brand of cigarette rolling paper. Nil claimed to be as “tough as an elephant’s hide,” which is how the company’s spokes-elephant came to into being.