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Tobacco tag

Object Number: 
2002.1.4465
Date: 
1870-1930
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1 1/8 x 3/4 x 1/8 in. oval
Description: 
A yellow oval tin plug tobacco tag printed with a black border line around a man with a saw taking a package from a worker at an anvil encircled by "P. Lorillard Co./ Mechanics Delight". 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