Tobacco/ cigar ribbon

Object Number: 
2002.1.2885
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
11 1/4 x 5/8 in.
Description: 
A bright orange woven silk ribbon used as an ornamental strap for holding cigars in a cigar box printed in black with the words "Down's Winner" flanked by spiral flourishes. Probably referring to the race track Churchill Downs where the Kentucky Derby is run.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group