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Tobacco/ cigar ribbon

Object Number: 
2002.1.2873
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
12 1/2 x 7/8 in.
Description: 
A white woven silk ribbon used as an ornamental strap for holding cigars in a cigar box printed in black with the words "United States Maine", probably a reference to the battleship Maine lost to an explosion in Havana harbor in February 1898, precipitating the Spanish-American War..
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group