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Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.3248
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
6 3/4 x 9 in.
Description: 
A small natural beige silk cloth printed with the flag of Austria, two red horizontal bars with a central white bar and a shield crest. Austria was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire prior to World War I. The current Austrian flag displays the red and white bars without the shield crest. Printed "Zira Cigarettes" at the bottom edge. One of a series of world flags. 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