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Cigarette silk

Cigarette silk
Title
Cigarette silk
Date 
1890-1920
Medium 
Cloth
Dimensions 
7 x 9 in.
Description 
A natural beige silk cloth printed with a white flag diagonally divided by a blue cross with a red corner field with a gray eagle with a gold border labeled "Poland". Flag of the Kingdom of Poland during the early nineteenth century used officially and ceremonially until circa 1900. Printed "Zira Cigarettes" at the bottom edge. One of a series of historical world flags. Given as collectible premiums by cigarette manufacturers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2854
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group