Cigarette silk

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Title:
Cigarette silk
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
10 x 5 1/2 in.
Date End: 
1 920
Description: 
A natural beige silk cloth printed with three color images of a men playing sports, one in white shorts throwing shot put, another in white shorts rowing crew, and another in white knickers swinging a baseball bat each with the word "Harvard" in red and the school crest. One in a series of college sports collectible silks. Unmarked but probably from the Murad Cigarettes college sports series. Given as collectible premiums by cigarette manufacturers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number: 
2002.1.2813
Date Begin: 
1890
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group