portions Copyright © 2011 by the Museum Archive software project ·  All Rights reserved ·  E-Mail:
Home   |   By Name   |   By Keyword   |   By Category     
Chudnow Museum
Chudnow Museum
Union Leader Smoking Tobacco can
  1. Details
  2. Images
  3. Conditions
  4. Events
  5. Provenance
  6. Notes


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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5.25

Circumference 16.25

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


(click for full image)

Image Caption CMY001062



Date JAN 16,2014

Summary Good

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