Pen wipe/ tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.2849
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
10 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.
Description: 
A green cotton felt cloth pen wipe, printed with the flag of "Cuba", consisting of blue and white stripes, with a red triangular pennant with one white star, surrounded by a red, white, yellow and blue frame with a brown border. Part of a series of Flags of the World 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