Tobacco box filled with matches and bags of tobacco

Object Number: 
2830ab
Date: 
ca. 1909
Medium: 
Carboard, cotton, paper, foil, wood, tobacco
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 × 4 1/2 × 8 3/4 in. (9.5 × 11.4 × 22.2 cm)
Marks: 
printed: box cover: "KOSSUTH/ CHEROOTS!/ E PLURIBUS UNUM/ MANUFACTURED BY/ BATTIS & BROWN, MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS OF/ CIGARS,/ AND DEALERS IN/ FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC LEAF TOBACCO./ CONSTANTLY ON HAND,/ MANUFACTURED AND FINE-CUT/ Chewing and Smoking Tob
Description: 
Cardboard cigar box printed all over with different breeds of dogs filled with eleven packages of tobacco and three packages of matches; the brands include, Bingo tobacco, Nine Ninety Nine tobacco, Clear the Track tobacco, Hubbard's VA Belle tobacco , Pointer Matches and Byam, Carlton and Co. matches.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group