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Details

Object ID 001545

Object Name Grand Avenue Cigar Box

Object Desc Wood box with lid for Grand Avenue Cigar. Stamped logo on cover with sticker at left side. 6 cigars inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001931a-f

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Tobacco Exhibit

Object Date 1926

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cigars,cigar boxes,Grand Avenue Cigar,Williams & Brenckle Cigar Mfg.,tobacco,smoking,


Title Grand Avenue Cigar Box

Description Wood box with flap lid. 6 cigars inside (b-f), wrapped in cellophane with gold label "Special Collection". A- exterior of box has green paper label around edges with text "Grand Avenue". At top of lid stamp with logo for Grand Avenue Cigar. Tax stamp at right on top of lid and on front of box. On front of box stamp "W & B". At left side of box sticker with "Grand Avenue Cigar" on in in gold, white and black graphics. On bottom of box is Factory No and Caution statment. Interior of box lid has paper label with printed image of Grand Avenue, Milwaukee at center. Text at top says "Grand Avenue Now Changed to Wisconsin Avenue". On interior of box at top edge is text, "Mfd by Williams & Brenckle Cigar Mfg. Co. / 4409 North Ave., Milwaukee, Wis.".

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 2.75

Length 0

Width 8.75

Depth 5.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Cigars: 5" L

Quantity 0

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Williams & Brenckle Cigar Manufacturing Company

Maker Details

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY1931a-f

Description

Conditions

Date FEB 20,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, paper elements of box are worn with loss on exterior and interior. Tax stamp has loss and is torn. Edges of box are worn. Lid is warped and does not sit flush with the rest of the box. White mark at right edge center of lid. Sticker on left side is creased and worn, loose on left edge. On left side of box a nail is loose at right edge. Bottom of box is dirty and stained. Accretion at left edge below center. Scratches in wood running horizontally at center, with loss. Lid is fragile and the paper connecting it to box is worn. Paper on interior of box is dirty and yellowed. Light tears in paper. Bottom piece of paper is discorted and warped, does not sit on bottom of box. Staining on the interior edges of box, most likely from tobacco left in it. Cigars have discoloration on the paper. Tobacco is loose.


Events

Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 14 from Room 4, Shelf 7 - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 2 from Room 7, Shelf 14 - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 14 from Room 7, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 2 from Room 7, Shelf 14 - automatic entry by admin


Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Status change

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


Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit from Room 7, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

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