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Object ID 001485

Object Name Clown Cigarettes advertisement

Object Desc Rectangular, metal sign with embossed lettering. Blue background with yellow and white lettering for Clown Cigarettes.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001904

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930s

End Year Range 1940s

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,cigarettes,advertising,signs,Clown Cigarettes,Axton-Fischer Tobacco Co.,smoking,

Title Clown Cigarettes advertisement

Description Embossed metal sign. Blue background with white and yellow text. Text reads, "Smoke / Clown / Cigarettes / A Balanced Blend". Hole at top center for hanging. Back is plain, painted gray.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.75

Length 0

Width 13.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



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Image Caption CMY1904



Date FEB 15,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Front of sign has discoloration from dirt. Light scratches. At top center, there is loss of paint around hole. A second hole punched out of metal to left also rusted, not originial. Top right corner is folded backward and sharp. Edges are worn. Dents throughout object. White residue in the "W" in Clown." White spots at lower 1/2 near center. Lower two corners are bent and folded. Mark at bottom edge at center, circular, looks like from thumb tack. Back of sign is worn. Loss of gray paint at top center. White and black marks at lower 1/2 of sign running horizontally. Exposed metal has signs of rust. Light scratches.


Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 9 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 8 from Room 7, Shelf 9 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 23,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAR 23,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit from Room 7, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin



Date FEB 15,2014

Notes Axton-Fisher Tobacco Company produced Clown Cigarettes from 1920 to the 1940s. The company was based in Louisville, KY.

Date MAR 25,2014

Notes Permanent Location: Room 7, Shelf 8