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Cigar Box
before 1947
Retailer:Sold by G. Fox and Co. , American, founded 1847
Maker:Made by William C. Lemon , American
Wood, paper
Primary Dimensions (height x width x depth): 5 1/4 x 11 1/8 x 8 11/16in. (13.3 x 28.3 x 22.1cm)
Credit Line: G. Fox & Co. Centennial Collection
Description: Wooden box with hinged lid, covered with dark blue paper printed in gold ink. The box lid has an eagle with it's wings outspread, and a ribbon in it's beak that reads, "THE HIGHEST YET ATTAINED". The rest of the label reads, "WM. C. LEMON'S / AMBROSIA TOBACCOS / No. 122 BROADWAY, New York." The side panels also have printing, with the front panel reading, "WM. C. LEMON'S / AMBROSIA TOBACCO, / 122 BROADWAY, New York.” The right side panel reads, "6 DOZEN / AMBROSIA" and has an image of the seal of the state of Virginia in the shape of a shield, and two tobacco plants on either side. The left side panel reads, "AMBROSIA", and a rendition of the state seal of Kentucky in the shape of a shield and words, "UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL" with two tobacco plants on either side. The back panel reads, "WM. C. LEMON'S / AMBROSIA TOBACCO, / 122 BROADWAY, New York."
Inscription: Printed in gold ink on dark blue paper, the box lid has an eagle with it's wings outspread, and a ribbon in it's beak that reads, "THE HIGHEST YET ATTAINED". The rest of the label reads, "WM. C. LEMON'S / AMBROSIA TOBACCOS / No. 122 BROADWAY, New York." The side panels also have printing, with the front panel reading, "WM. C. LEMON'S / AMBROSIA TOBACCO, / 122 BROADWAY, New York.". The right side panel reads, "6 DOZEN / AMBROSIA" and has an image of the seal of the state of Virginia in the shape of a shield, and two tobacco plants on either side. The left side panel reads, "AMBROSIA", and a rendition of the state seal of Kentucky in the shape of a shield and words, "UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL" with two tobacco plants on either side. The back panel reads, "WM. C. LEMON'S / AMBROSIA TOBACCO, / 122 BROADWAY, New York."
Object Number: 1948.16.4
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