Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.2807
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
10 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.
Description: 
A natural beige silk cloth printed with three color images of a men playing sports, one in white shorts running hurdles, another in white knickers and a dark blue sweater swinging a golf club, and another in white shorts throwing the shot put each with the word "Yale" in dark blue 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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group