Object ID 001241
Object Name Union Leader Smoking Tobacco can
Object Desc An empty can without a lid that used to contain tobacco made by the P. Lorillard Company.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001062
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 4
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Union Leader (brand),tobacco,P. Lorillard Co.,pipes,cigarettes,smoking,cans,tins,
Title Union Leader Smoking Tobacco can
Description An empty red can that used to contain tobacco made by the Lorillard Company. It has no lid. The front and back label has white letters on the red background. It says Union Leader Smoking Tobacco. It has an image of an eagle clutching arrow and a white ribbon. the right side of the label has one half of the ripped tax stamp. Also, it expresses that the can is a humidor and the cap should be pressed down tightly to keep the freshness of the tobacco. The left side has the other half of the tax stamp. It has the company name and its est. 1760. Below that it has the gov't compliance notice.
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Place of Origin
Maker P. Lorillard Company
Maker Details n 1760, entrepreneur Pierre Lorillard founded America’s first tobacco company in New York City. Now known as Lorillard Inc., it is the oldest continuously operating tobacco company in the United States. Today, Lorillard, through its Lorillard Tobacco Company subsidiary, manufactures Newport — the number one selling menthol cigarette in the U.S. — as well as brands Kent, True, Maverick, and Old Gold.* In 2010, Lorillard celebrated its 250th anniversary since its founding in 1760, making it the oldest publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and one of the oldest continuously operating companies in America. *Lorillard and its brand names are registered trademarks of Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC.
Date JAN 16,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes There is tape over the brand names and if it taken off it will take the paint with it. It has some edge wear along the seams. The tax stamp on the right side has been ripped severly.
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 4 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin