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Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.2686
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
3 x 2 1/2 in.
Description: 
A small natural beige silk cloth printed with a color cartoon featuring the "Zira Girls" with women's heads and cigarette bodies. This cartoon is entitled "The Grouch Chasers" and shows three Zira girls labeled "Carlotta", "Lola" and "Ziretta" being standing near a group of men, with the caption "Carlotta: Is My Hat On Straight?/ Ziretta: Never Mind Your Hat. If Those Men See Us, We Won't Need Hats." Printed "Zira Cigarettes" at the bottom edge. One of a series of comic cartoons. 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