Pen wipe/ tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.2853
Date: 
1912-1930
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
11 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.
Description: 
A beige cotton felt cloth pen wipe, divided into nine sections printed with flags. The center three sections have a 48 star American flag flanked by eagles with banners in their beaks on stars and stripes shields. Above are the flags of "Costa Rica", "Peru" and "Cuba"; below is the word "America" in a scrolled frame flanked by the flag of "Santo Domingo", presently the Dominican Republic, and "Hayti", presently "Haiti" with a red and blue border. 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