Cigar

Object Number: 
Z.1905
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Tobacco, plastic, paper, foil
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 5/8 x 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on paper label: "EPOCA/ CLEAR HAVANA/ SILVER TIP/ TRADE/ MARK" printed: on plastic wrapper: "61ST ANNIVERSARY/ THE BLIZZARD MEN OF 1888/ MARCH 11, 1939"
Description: 
Souvenir cigar from the 61st Anniversary Blizzard Men of 1888 Luncheon; foil cover tip with a paper label around printed, "EPOCA/ CLEAR HAVANA/ SILVER TIP/ TRADE/ MARK;" covered in a plastic wrapper.
Gallery Label: 
The Blizzard of 1888 began just after midnight on March 12 and ended approximately twenty-four hours later. The snowfall was worsened by powerful northern gales of up to 60 miles an hour that piled snow in massive drifts. By early morning on the 12th all of the roads and highways had been closed. Hopes of clearing the streets quickly were ruined by a temperture drop that froze most of the snow solid. The total accumulation of snow was over 21 inches.
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Creative: Tronvig Group