Tobacco tag

Object Number: 
2002.1.4455
Date: 
1870-1930
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1 3/4 x 1 x 1/8 in.
Description: 
A rectangular red tin plug tobacco tag printed in blue and white with a battleship with three smokestacks under the words, "American Navy", 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