Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.3235
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
2 1/8 x 3 1/4 in.
Description: 
A natural beige silk cloth printed with a flag marked "Sicily", a red field with a central crowned shield in gold, white and blue. Printed "Egyptienne Straights Cigarettes" at the bottom edge. Sicily currently uses the flag of Italy. One of a series of world flags produced before World War I. 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