Pen wipe/ tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.2663
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
4 1/2 x 2 in.
Description: 
A bright cotton felt cloth pen wipe, printed to resemble a geometrically patterned Persian rug with a red central field with an elaborate blue, yellow and white pattern surrounded by a green frame with a red border and fringe. 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