Cigar box

Cigar box
Cigar box
Title
Cigar box
Date 
1880-1890
Medium 
Wood, metal, paper
Dimensions 
4 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. diameter
Description 
A round wood cigar box with a hinged lid and a rectangular fitted compartment inside for displaying cigar. A paper label inside the lid shows a printed scene of men running along a cliffside path overlooking a river with a boat marked "Pinafore" sailing by while hot air balloons drop round boxes marked "Cheese It" to the people below. A little booth at the top of the cliff reads "Astley/ Bell/ Rowell/ Merritt/ Hart/ Ennis/ Weston". The cigar compartment is stamped in blue with the words "Yes I Know, That Is So,/ Officially Speaking: 'Cheese It!' is the Best Five Cent Cigar in Market".
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3654
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group