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Cigarette silk

Cigarette silk
Title
Cigarette silk
Date 
1890-1920
Medium 
Cloth
Dimensions 
3 1/8 x 2 1/4 in.
Description 
A small natural beige silk cloth printed with a color image of a brightly colored bird with a blue back, rusty breast and mustache, and green head and wings.This bird is an English Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), a widely but thinly distributed resident of England, Wales and Ireland. One in a series portraying birds of the world. Printed "Zira Cigarettes" at the edge. Given as collectible premiums by cigarette manufacturers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3240
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group