Cigarette silk

Cigarette silk
Title
Cigarette silk
Date 
1890-1920
Medium 
Cloth
Dimensions 
6 3/4 x 9 in.
Description 
A small natural beige silk cloth printed with the flag of Austria, two red horizontal bars with a central white bar and a shield crest. Austria was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire prior to World War I. The current Austrian flag displays the red and white bars without the shield crest. Printed "Zira Cigarettes" at the bottom edge. One of a series of world flags. Given as collectible premiums by cigarette manufacturers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3248
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group