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Tobacco tag

Object Number: 
2002.1.4459
Date: 
1870-1930
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
1 x 1 x 1/8 in.
Description: 
A triangular red tin plug tobacco tag printed in black with a with a very detailed stags head with a huge spreading rack of antlers, 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