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Object ID 001231

Object Name Half and Half Tobacco Glass Jar

Object Desc An empty glass jar with lid that was manufactured by the American Tobacco Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001060a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 2

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,Half and Half Tobacco,American Tobacco Company,jars,smoking,

Title Half and Half Tobacco Glass Jar

Description An empty glass jar with lid that used to contain tobacco made by the American Tobacco Company. The lid is gold with an image of a Native American and it says in a circle "Quality of our products is essential to continuing success." The front and back labels are the same. It is green, red, black, and white. In a red circle it says burley and bring with a white and black border surrounding it underneath is a green background. Then it says Half and half in black with a white backgroung. On a black background it says in white in red a cargo of contentment in the bowl of any pipe. to the right is the gov't compliance note from the company. To the left is the guarantee by the American Tobacco Company. It has the ends of the what used to be the tax stamp on either side of the labels.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 7

Circumference 17.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details .25" for the lid in height.4.75 " in diameter. 15" in circumference.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker American Tobacco Company

Maker Details The American Tobacco Company was a tobacco company founded in 1890 by J. B. Duke through a merger between a number of U.S. tobacco manufacturers including Allen and Ginter and Goodwin & Company. The company was one of the original 12 members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896. The American Tobacco Company dominated the industry by acquiring the Lucky Strike Company and over 200 other rival firms. Antitrust action begun in 1907 broke the company into several major companies in 1911. The American Tobacco Company restructured itself in 1969, forming a holding company called American Brands, Inc. which operated American Tobacco as a subsidiary. American Brands acquired a variety of non-tobacco businesses during the 1970s and 1980s, and sold its tobacco operations to Brown & Williamson in 1994. American Brands subsequently renamed itself Fortune Brands. It is controled by the British American Tobacco Company.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001060a-b



Date JAN 15,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The lid is tarished and spotty. The labels have edge wear and some rips.


Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 2 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin