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Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.3249
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
6 3/4 x 9 in.
Description: 
A small natural beige silk cloth printed with the flag of Belgium, three horizontal bars in black, gold and red. This flag was adopted in 1831 and has remained unchanged since. 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