Cigarette silk

Object Number: 
2002.1.3244
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
4 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.
Description: 
A small natural beige silk cloth printed with a woman in a blue fur trimmed skirt, brown fur trimmed coat and a fur stole carrying a red flag with a Union Jack in the upper left corner and a shield in the lower right labeled "Canada". This flag represented Canada prior to the adoption of the red maple leaf flag in 1964. Printed "Zira Cigarettes" at the top edge. One of a series of world flags and anthems. 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