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Chewing Tobacco Packet
1848-1859
Retailer:Sold by G. Fox and Co. , American, founded 1847
Maker:Made by A. H. Mickle & Sons , American
Paper, tobacco
Primary Dimensions (height x width x depth): 11/16 x 2 3/8 x 4 3/8in. (1.8 x 6 x 11.1cm)
Credit Line: G. Fox & Co. Centennial Collection
Description: Rectangular paper packet of chewing tobacco. The faded yellow paper is folded in on the ends. A picture on the front of the packet, printed in black ink, shows a woman holding two bunches of grapes in her hands. She is looking at the bunch in her left hand that she is holding over her head. She wears a star necklace and is dressed in draping fabric. She is surrounded by a border of grapevines. The labeling around the image reads, "A.H. MICKLE & SONS / GRAPE / FINE CUT CHEWING / TOBACCO". Printed on the right edge, "A.H. MICKLE & SONS.", and on the left edge (partially hidden by the folded paper), "No. 110 Water Street N.Y." An image on the back is of a woman wearing a dress with stars on the bodice and stripes on the skirt. She is holding a sword in one hand and what appear to be tobacco leaves in the other.
Object Number: 1948.16.6
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