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Cigarette silk

Cigarette silk
Title
Cigarette silk
Date 
1890-1920
Medium 
Cloth
Dimensions 
3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.
Description 
A small natural beige silk cloth printed with wild iris in green and purple inside a green frame with the motto "Life is too short to waste./ Emerson", in green and yellow. Printed "Zira Cigarettes" at the edge. One of a series of famous quotes. Given as collectible premiums by cigarette manufacturers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2679
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group