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Tobacco premium

Object Number: 
2002.1.2754
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
3 x 2 in.
Description: 
A black woven silk ribbon with fine gold top and bottom border lines and a half red and half gold flag with a gold border and a black, red and gold castle crest in the gold upper section above the word "Memel" in gold. Memel was formerly a German free territory on the Baltic Sea but is currently a part of modern day Lithuania. One in a series of collectible ribbons featuring Flags and Standards of the World. Given as a collectible premium by cigarette manufacturers, a paper label on the reverse reads "The American Tobacco Co., Inc./ New York".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group