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Object ID 001621

Object Name First Cabinet Cigar Box inner label

Object Desc Framed inner label for Van Dam Cigar Co. First Cabinet cigars. Gold frame with white, embossed paper. Oval at center with image of Thomas Jefferson, Hendrick Knox, John Adams, George Washington, and Alexander Hamilton.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001956

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 7

Object Date 1920s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords tobacco,cigars,cigar boxes,First Cabinet Cigars,Van Dam Cigar Co.,smoking,Presidents,politicians,Jefferson, Thomas,Knox, Hendrick,Adams, John,Washington, George,Hamilton, Alexander,

Title First Cabinet Cigar Box inner label

Description Framed paper label. Frame is gold with carved detailing. Glass covering paper label. Cardboard taped to back with masking tape. Label is white with red, gold and black accents. At center is oval with image of the "first cabinet" and text underneath labeling them "Thos. Jefferson / Hendrick Knox / John Adams / Geo. Washington / Alex. Hamilton". At top left corner is price. At top center is text "First Cabinet" as it is at bottom center. At bottom also has manufacturer name and in small print at right edge the text, "Title and Design Owned by Van Dam Cigar Co."


Approx Collection Date

Height 7.25

Length 0

Width 8.56

Depth 0.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Place of Origin

Maker Van Dam Cigar Co.

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Image Caption CMY1956



Date FEB 28,2014

Summary very good

Assessor BN

Notes Backing is unattached at top edge, needs to be addressed. The paper is framed, but looks to be in excellent condition. Dirt is trapped under glass. Light wear on glass. Scratch at lower right corner, and at left side running vertically about 1" from edge of glass. Frame has some cracking in paint, light wear on edges. Green marks along edges of fram. On back, masking tape around edges of cardboard attaching it to frame. Tape is loose at lower left. At right edge dirt on tape. At top center there is hole in tape and cardboard for hanging.


Date FEB 28,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date FEB 28,2014

Summary Location change

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

Date FEB 28,2014

Summary Location change

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

Date APR 18,2014

Summary Location change

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