Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.2854
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group