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
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 5
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date FEB 13,2014
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