Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.3232
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 fashionable woman labeled "Ziretta", wearing a long blue and white striped dress, a fur stole, and a huge black hat with red plumes, carrying a giant black and gold purse with a red "Z". One in a series featuring the "Zira Girls", see also 2002.1.2683 through 2686. 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