Tobacco premium

Object Number: 
2002.1.2736
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.
Description: 
A black woven silk ribbon with fine silver top and bottom border lines with a Union Jack with a central green crest above the word "Canada" in silver. The official flag of Canada before the maple leaf flag was adopted in 1964 and still flown at certain ceremonies to represent the connection to Great Britain. 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