Pen wipe/ tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.2819
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
8 1/4 x 5 3/8 in.
Description: 
A light green cotton felt cloth pen wipe, printed with the flag of "Bohemia", consisting of a red and blue stripe, with a central dark blue rampant lion, surrounded by a gold, red, and white frame with a brown border. Bohemia was a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire prior to World War I, and is now part of the present day Czech Republic. Part of a series of Flags of the World given as a premium by cigar stores and manufacturers for blotting the ink from a nib pen.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group