Cigarette silk

Cigarette silk
Title
Cigarette silk
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 brightly colored bird with black back and face, black and white wings and a red body labeled "Black and Red Broad Bill". The Black and Red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchus) is a resident of Malaysia, Brunei and other eastern tropical regions. One in a series portraying birds of the world. Printed "Zira Cigarettes" at the edge. Given as collectible premiums by cigarette manufacturers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3241
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group