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La Palina Excellente Cigar Box
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Details

Object ID 000548

Object Name La Palina Excellente 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. "Excellente"

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000527

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cigars,tobacco,Congress Cigar Co.,La Palina Excellente,boxes,smoking,


Title La Palina Excellente 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. "Excellente" is written in white on a black back ground on the inside lid, just below the portrait of the women. It says, "Now 5 cents, The Congress Cigar Company Guarantees this cigar to be made of even higher grade tabacco than the excellente that sold in the Seven Hundred Millions at 10 cents."

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 8.5

Width 5.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

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.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY527

Description

Conditions

Date MAR 18,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Hannah Lartz

Notes The outside the box has paper worn away mostly around the corners, and edges. The stamp seal is mostly worn away. There is a dark stain near the top center of the box. Inside of the box is very stained, spots of brown dot the bottom mostly.


Events

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 4 from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

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