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Cigarette silk

Cigarette silk
Title
Cigarette silk
Date 
1890-1920
Medium 
Cloth
Dimensions 
4 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.
Description 
A small natural beige silk cloth printed with a woman in a long blue skirt and white billowy peasant blouse and headcloth carrying a flag with red, white and green vertical bars with a central red shield with blue borders divided by a white cross marked "Italy". This flag represented the Kingdom of Italy from 1848-1946, when the shield was removed yielding the current red, white and green flag. Printed "Zira Cigarettes" at the top edge. One of a series of world flags and costumes. Given as collectible premiums by cigarette manufacturers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3246
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group