Captain Black

Originally founded in Dresden, Germany in 1890, Lane specialized in high quality pipe and roll-your-own cigarette tobaccos. Herman G. Lane, one of the founder's grandsons, emigrated to the United States in 1938 and re-established the company in Manhattan. Captain Black itself made its first appearance in a 1956 catalog, where it was touted as 'slightly aromatic, slow burning & pleasant,' and sold for 25 cents per ounce.