Tobacco tag

Object Number: 
2002.1.4452
Date: 
1870-1930
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1 1/8 x 5/8 x 1/8 in. oval
Description: 
A tin plug tobacco tag, oval with a red border around a yellow field printed in red "Town Talk", with two spikes for mounting on the tobacco. Used between 1870 and 1930 to identify brands of plug tobacco at the point of sale, tobacco tags were treasured collectibles redeemed for premiums.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group