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Catalog Number 13053-25
Title Box, Cigar, Bismark, Falls City, Nebraska
Object Name Box, Cigar
Description Brown cigar box with green and red paper label border on all side edges and corners. Center of lid has a black stamp with "BISMARCK" surrounded by a border of a crown, globe, and stars, Beneath that stamp is another with the factory and district number. Paper labels say "Extra Fina" and have shields repeated in green and red. Front face has block stamp "Bismark" with a "Union Made" stamp underneath it. Bottom of box has a white label with black type and border with a "NOTICE" on cigar box laws. Left side has a large seal sticker of an older gentlemen - the same as the large label on the inside lid. Also on top of the lid is another blue seal sticker, partially gone, remains say "Place for 50 cancellation". Inside box - partial paper lining, lid has a large earth/tan tones image of an older gentleman wearing a hat bordered by a circle two trees and two shields, one at the base of one tree. Shield has an eagle on it. On the edge of the box, below the image, in red: "Smoke Bismarck Cigars". The lid is warped up a bit. The paper labels are cracked, torn and missing. There are nicks and marks all over the box. The inscription on the lid reads "Factory No. 117 Dis. NEBR 50.", "BISMARK."
Date 1800s-1900s
Material wood, paper, ink
Place of Origin U.S.A.: Nebraska (Richardson), Falls City
Inscription Text on lid: "Factory No. 117 Dis. NEBR 50" "BISMARCK"
Height (in) 3.25
Width (in) 7.125
Depth (in) 3.25
Collection Tuthill, John