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Object ID 001472

Object Name Red Dot Cigar Box

Object Desc Wooden cigar box for Red Dot cigars, by the Federal Cigar Company, Inc.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001229

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1932

End Year Range 1942

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cigars,smoking,tobacco,Red Dot (brand),Federal Cigar Company,boxes,

Title Red Dot Cigar Box

Description Paper covered wooden box for Red Dot Cigars. Each side, save for the bottom, features an illustration of a red-haired woman's face, and the Red Dot name. Top cover, front, and left side have the phrase "Truly Different" printed. Federal Cigar Company name on right of front side. Interior has the same woman's face, Red Dot name underneath top cover along with the 5 cent price.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 8.75

Width 5.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Federal Cigar Company Inc.

Maker Details To help organize all the different types of companies and brands the Trust was acquiring, in 1907 they created a new branch called the “Federal Cigar Company” to manage all the lower priced cigar brands owned by the Trust, including cheroots, stogies, and little cigars. That included Barnes-Smith and RED DOT.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1229



Date FEB 13,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Edgewear on each side panel and top cover. Paper wrapping is tearing on many spots. Heavy scratching on bottom cover. Water and dust staining throughout, especially on interior surfaces.


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 East Shelf 5 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin