Pen wipe/ tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.2824
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.
Description: 
A beige cotton felt cloth pen wipe, printed with the United States stars and stripes flag, surrounded by a red, white and blue elaborate geometric frame with shields in the corner. 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