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Cigarette silk

Cigarette silk
Title
Cigarette silk
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
Object Number 
2002.1.3235
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group