Tobacco tag

Object Number: 
2002.1.4453
Date: 
1870-1930
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
3/4 x 3/4 x 1/8 in.
Description: 
A red tin plug tobacco tag shaped to resemble an apple printed in black, "Apple Sun Cured", with two spikes for mounting on the tobacco.
Gallery Label: 
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