Cigar box with cigars

Object Number: 
Wood, metal, paper
Box: 8 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.; Cigar: 10 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. diameter
A rectangular wood cigar box with paper seams printed on the lid in black "Your Choice For President", and on the side "Jumbos". A white paper label on the inside lid is printed with small black and white photolithographic portraits of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie flanking the words in red "Your Choice For President", and inside are two gigantic cigars with large bands each printed with a portrait of a different candidate, one for Willkie and one for Roosevelt. Willkie ran against, and lost to incumbent FDR in the 1940 election.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group