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Object ID 001512

Object Name Dark Horse Tobacco package

Object Desc Paper package with print on front and back. Tobacco inside. Tax stamp across top. Brown paper with black text.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001925

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6

Object Date 1902

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Dark Horse Tobacco,tobacco,Gem City Tobacco Company,smoking,chewing tobacco,

Title Dark Horse Tobacco package

Description Brown, paper package containing tobacco.Text is printed on, black. Image of horse at center with "Dark Horse" written above. Below horse is text, "Chewing and Smoking / Tobacco / The gem City Tobacco Co. / Dayton, Ohio." At bottom of package is Factory No. information. On back is text about the product. Running across sides and top is tax stamp, black, for 1902.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.25

Length 0

Width 3.75

Depth 1.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Gem City Tobacco Company

Maker Details Dayton, Ohio

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1925



Date FEB 18,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Overal, package is worn and yellowed. On front brown stain at left edge above center. Creases at lower right corner. On top of package, tax stamp is worn with areas of loss. Brown stain at left. On left and right sides of package, brown stains along side.


Date FEB 18,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 - 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 6 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin