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Object ID 001216

Object Name Prince Albert Tobacco advertisement

Object Desc Framed advertisement for Prince Albert Cigarette Tobacco. Wood frame painted black. Paper advertisement has red background with man at left smoking pipe. Text at right in yellow "Prince Albert"

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001826

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 9

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1939

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Prince Albert Tobacco,tobacco,advertising,smoking,pipes,signs,R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,

Title Prince Albert Tobacco advertisement

Description Framed advertisement for Prince Albert Cigarette Tobacco. Frame is wood, painted black. Ad is red with image of man smoking a pipe at left with a speech bubble at left "No wonder they call it the national joy smoke!". At lower left there is a image of a tobacco tin. At right in large yellow letter it says, "Prince Albert". On back, cardboard backing adhered with black duct tape. On each side at the edge there are two metal nails attached and inserted through the cardboard into the frame.


Approx Collection Date

Height 10.75

Length 0

Width 21.56

Depth 0.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1826



Date JAN 14,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes The paper of the advertisement is creased vertically 5 times across sign. At right the sign is torn, but it is difficult to see if it is torn all the way across vertically. At lower edge to left of center is piece of cellophane tape to repair a tear. On the edges there appear to be piece of cellophane tape afixing the poster to the cardboard. Tape is yellowed. Glass is streaked. Frame is dirty and had light scratches. On bard the cardboard is in good condition dent to right of center and two light creases at left and right vertically. Duct tape is frayed at edges.


Date JAN 17,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 3 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 5 from Room 7, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 10 from Room 7, Shelf 5 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 9 from Room 7, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin



Date JAN 14,2014

Notes R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company introduced the brand Prince Albert in 1907. Today it is owned by John Middleton, Inc. The tobacco is still made today. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was founded in 1875 in Wnston-Salem, NC. The Prince Albert brand was the first national showcase product for the company.