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Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.2697
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
4 3/4 x 3 in.
Description: 
A small natural beige silk cloth printed with the flag of Egypt (before World War I) above the lyrics to the national anthem and pink water lilies. Printed "Nebo Cigarettes" at the bottom edge. One of a series of world flags and anthems. Given as collectible premiums by cigarette manufacturers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group