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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 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
Object Number 
2002.1.2855
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group