Tobacco premium

Object Number: 
2002.1.2763
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
3 x 2 in.
Description: 
A black woven silk ribbon with fine green top and bottom border lines with a crest consisting of a circular green laurel wreath around a dark red lion swinging a gold scimitar in front of a sunburst all topped by a gold crown above the word "Persia" in green. Persia is now the country of Iran. 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