Pen wipe/ tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.2650
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
5 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.
Description: 
A cotton felt cloth pen wipe, printed black with deep purple fringe. Given as a premium by cigar stores and manufacturers for blotting the ink from a nib pen. Part of a college collectible series-printed in the center with a scene of a man in rowing surrounded in each corner by two pennants marked "Williams"; the letter "W" and the school symbol or crest.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group