A pipe smoking contest at the International Pipe Smokers Convention in Long Beach, held on this day in 1952. According to the metadata for this image, Paul Spaniola, who is lighting an opponent’s pipe in this photo, once kept nine-tenths of an ounce of tobacco lit for 88 minutes.

A pipe smoking contest at the International Pipe Smokers Convention in Long Beach, held on this day in 1952. According to the metadata for this image, Paul Spaniola, who is lighting an opponent’s pipe in this photo, once kept nine-tenths of an ounce of tobacco lit for 88 minutes.