Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.2679
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group