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Object ID 001593

Object Name F. F. Adams & Co.Tobacco Pack

Object Desc "Standard" brand tobacco from F.F. Adams and Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001298

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 1912

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,smoking,Standard brand,F. F. Adams & Company,American Tobacco Company,

Title F. F. Adams & Co.Tobacco Pack

Description Yellow paper package of "Stadard" smoking/chewing tobacco from F.F. Adams & Co., Milwaukee. "The Old Favorite" printed on right side, factory notice printed on the left. Blue tax stamp on back side has a cancellation date of August, 1912. Lady liberty depicted on the front. F.F. Adams was owned by The American Tobacco Company at this time.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.75

Length 3

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker F. F. Adams & Company

Maker Details In 1884, the business was averaging $1 million a year. F.F. Adamsís tobacco factory was called the Badger State Tobacco Works. The favorite brands manufactured by the firm were, in smoking tobacco: Peerless, Excelsior, Standard, Dexter, and Old Tom; and in chewing tobacco, Aromatic, Moss Rose, Pride of the West, and Ambrosia. At some point Henry Avers becomes involved with the firm and the firm name changed to he F.F. Adams Tobacco Co. In 1902, the Continental Tobacco Company acquired the entire capital stock of FF Adams for $2,205,090. That would be approximately $57 million in todayís value.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1298



Date FEB 26,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The package is fairly clean and still sealed. The foil wrapping at the top and bottom has torn somewhat, but the tax stamp has never been torn off.


Date FEB 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 - 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