Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.3240
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group