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Tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.2954
Date: 
1910
Medium: 
Cloth, paper
Dimensions: 
4 1/4 x 2 x 1 1/8 in.
Description: 
A padded cardboard box covered in red paper with a lid that opens on a hinge that once contained 100 tiny miniature cigarettes. The top is printed in silver with the letters "S.P.Q.R." below a company symbol of a triangle around the letter "A.B.C." and the words "A. Batschari Cigarettes". Inside the lid is the same symbol in gold and the words "Si Peu Que Rien" for "S.P.Q.R." The box contains nine tiny 1 3/4 inch long cigarettes with gold ends and "S.P.Q.R." printed on them in blue. Perhaps for smoking in a specialized cigarette holder or pipe.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group