Pen wipe/ tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.2638
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
4 1/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Description: 
A bright cotton felt cloth pen wipe, printed to resemble a geometrically patterned Persian rug with red 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 dark red pennant that reads "Indiana" in white.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group