Pen wipe/ tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.2827
Date: 
1910-1930
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.
Description: 
A white cotton felt cloth pen wipe, printed with a central image of a baseball player marked "Ainsmith", surrounded by pennants marked "Wash.", and "A.L." for American League, with red borders decorated with green corner blocks resembling bases, with baseball items in each block including a ball, mitt, crossed bats and a catcher's mask. Part of a collectible series of baseball team felts given as a premium by cigar stores and manufacturers for blotting the ink from a nib pen.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group