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Cigar box

Object Number: 
2002.1.3654
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group