Relic

Object Number: 
2002.1.3566
Date: 
1864
Medium: 
Paper, wood, metal, glass
Dimensions: 
16 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 3/8 in.
Description: 
A two cigar advertisments, matted and framed together, with an explanation that they came from the P.T. Barnum Museum in New York City prior to it burning down. The mat reads "From/ Barnum's Museum/ Cor. Ann St. & Broadway, N.Y./ Burned/ Nov. 26th 1864". The cigar advertisements show a Native American and a man in European/Continental dress smoking long pipes at a table by crates and barrels marked "Virginia Tobacco/ Virginia Luxury/ Pride Of Virginia", above the legend "J.R. Surbrug/ Importer of/ Havanna Segars/ and Dealer in Fine/ Virginia Tobacco's/ Agent For K.C. Barkers'/ American Eagle Detroit Fine Cut/ 220 Broadway Barnum's Museum/ Branches: 708 Broadway and Howard Hotel/ New York".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group