$10 Museum Admission

As part of our Summer of Hamilton celebration, enjoy $10 Museum Admission now until Labor Day. Offer good for in-person ticket purchases, not available online. This offer may not be combined with other discounts.

Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2 1/8 x 3 1/4 in.
A natural beige silk cloth printed with a flag marked "British North Borneo", a red field a Union Jack on the upper left corner and a red rampant lion in a yellow circle in the lower right. British North Borneo existed as a colony and used this flag from 1881 to 1963, when it became part of the independant state of Malaysia and adopted that flag. Printed "Egyptienne Straights Cigarettes" at the bottom edge. 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