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La Palina Cigar Jar/Humidor
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Details

Object ID 001459

Object Name La Palina Cigar Jar/Humidor

Object Desc Glass Jar to store La Palina Cigars. Also known as a Humidor.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001221

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 2

Object Date

Start Year Range 1910

End Year Range 1926

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Congress Cigar Co.,humidors,La Palina Cigars,jars,tobacco,cigars,smoking,


Title La Palina Cigar Jar/Humidor

Description Glass jar with bevelled sides. Stamped in the glass are the words "La Palina, The Quality Cigar, Since 1896." Reverse side of jar has La Palina label with an illustration of a veiled woman. Other labels include ones that read "Claro" "The Cigars Herein Contained Were Manufactured To Retail At More Than 8 Cents Each And Not More Than 15 Cents Each And Are So Tax Paid." There is also a green label which has been partially scratched off. Jar has no lid.

Collector

Approx Collection Date 1/1/1991

Height 5.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 5.5

Diameter 6

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The dimensions above refer to the jar without a lid.

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Congress Cigar Company

Maker Details In 1896 Sam opened a cigar shop of his own in Chicago with an adjacent factory that he named Congress Cigar Company. Their first product was La Palina, in honor of his wife Goldie Drell Paley. La Palina was his passion, and Sam was a true artisan who believed in quality, excellence and perfection. Congress Cigar Company moved to Philadelphia in 1910, and Samís son, William S. Paley, joined as Vice President of Advertising after his graduation from the Wharton School of Business. Ultimately, Congress Cigar was liquidated in 1926, after Samís retirement. However, in recent years the revival of La Palina was driven by Bill Paleyís desire for a signature luxury cigar for the Lightbourne House, the fabled Paley family retreat in the Bahamas. He worked with Avelino Lara, the expatriate Cuban Master Blender who created the famed Cohibas for Fidel Castro, on a cigar that would be emblematic of the original La Palina. La Palina continues to produce cigars today.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY001221

Description La Palina Cigar Jar/Humidor

Conditions

Date FEB 12,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Glass jar is in good shape with no major cracks or scratching. Small chips on the inside of the jar's rim. Labels on jar have considerable wear including tearing, scratches, and they do not belong originally to the jar but most likely to a cigar box. Jar is missing lid.


Events

Date FEB 12,2014

Summary Status change

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


Date FEB 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 3 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin


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 Room 7, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes