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Pen wipe/ tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.2850
Date: 
1912-1930
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
Description: 
A green cotton felt cloth pen wipe, printed with a flag consisting of a blue field with 48 white stars labeled "Union Jack", with a red and blue border decorated with stars and shields with a black border. Not the United Kingdom Union Jack; the 48 stars indicate this was probably a historical ceremonial United States flag never used officially. 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