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Object ID 001668

Object Name Old Gold Wooden Display Box

Object Desc Wooden shop display by Old Gold brand cigarettes.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001347a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Old Gold brand,display,Cigarettes,Tobacco,

Title Old Gold Wooden Display

Description Wooden display labeled with Old Gold Cigarettes brand name. Has small wooden compartment at top left of the display that has two removable parts (b and c).


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.25

Length 18

Width 13

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Lorillard Tobacco Co.

Maker Details The company is named for Pierre Abraham Lorillard, who founded the company in 1760. In 1899, the American Tobacco Company organized a New Jersey corporation, called the Continental Tobacco Company, that took a controlling interest in many small tobacco companies.[1] By 1910, James Buchanan Duke controlled Lorillard and the American Tobacco Company even as it kept its original name. In 1911, the U.S. Court of Appeals found the American Tobacco Company "in restraint of trade," and issued a Dissolution Decree to the American Tobacco Company, which created the opportunity for Lorillard to become an independent company again.[2][3] In 1925, Lorillard experienced great transition as Benjamin Lloyd Belt became president. Having been with the company since 1911, Belt made some decisions that made the company profitable. He began to prioritize on promoting the Old Gold brand instead of Beech-Nut chewing tobacco.,[4] using such tactics as Old Gold on Broadway and sponsoring Artie Shaw's progr

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1347a-c



Date MAR 6,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Minor chis on the corners of the display. Could be polished and cleaned up more. Small cracks on the right panel. Mior edgewear on multiple parts of the display.


Date MAR 6,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to 3rd Floor Hallway from Room 7, Shelf 24 - 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 from 3rd Floor Hallway - automatic entry by admin