Object ID 000547
Object Name La Palina Senator Cigar Box
Object Desc Ornately decorated cigar box, with attached lid that opens. Empty box. Advertising on outside of box, and inside. The portrait of a women in Spanish regalia is the emblem of the company. Box is made of wood, and is covered in colorful paper.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000526
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 4
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords cigars,tobacco,Congress Cigar Company,La Palina Senator,smoking,boxes,
Title La Palina Senator Cigar Box
Description Ornately decorated cigar box, with attached lid that opens. Empty box. Advertising on outside of box, and inside. The portrait of a women in Spanish regalia is the emblem of the company. Box is made of wood, and is covered in colorful paper.
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Place of Origin
Maker Congress Cigar Company
Maker Details The Congress Cigar Company run by Sam Paley. Sam Paley's wife, Goldie Drell Paley, appeared in Spanish costume on cigar box interior and exterior images. Liberally translated from Spanish, "La Palina" is derived from "the female Paley", hence the portrait used in marketing the product.
Date MAR 18,2013
Assessor Hannah Lartz
Notes The top of the box has many scratches, an X through the portrait made with what looks like graphite, and much of the paper has worn away from the edges of the box. The top of the box is warped and does not close completely. Inside of the box some of the paper is ripped that lines it, and a few stain spots dot the bottom of the box.
Date MAR 25,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 4 from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin