Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.2855
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
7 x 9 in.
Description: 
A natural beige silk cloth printed with a flag half green and half red with a central gold circle and shield crest marked "New Portugal". New Portugal was the original name of Brazil, prior to 1800. 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