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Object ID 001692

Object Name Prince Albert Tobacco display rack

Object Desc Metal display rack for Prince Albert Tobacco. "L" shaped with red, metal rods and two pieces of metal one at top and bottom.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001986

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,Prince Albert Tobacco,advertising,point-of-purchase displays,merchandise displays,displays,

Title Prince Albert Tobacco display rack

Description Metal display rack for Prince Albert Tobacco. Red with yellow text. Display is in an "L" shape. Metal rods with two seperate pieces of tin attached at top and bottom. At top text reads, "Prince Albert / The National Joy Smoke". At bottom piece text is "Prince Albert" with a yellow circle next to it. Attached is a piece of cardboard, black with white text "50¢" On back at top is number "896".


Approx Collection Date

Height 10.5

Length 0

Width 9.75

Depth 6.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Maker Details •In 1913, Reynolds Tobacco introduced Camel cigarettes, containing a blend of several different types of tobacco – a blend that would come to be called “the American blend.” Supported by a unique introductory “teaser” advertising campaign, Camel became the first nationally popular cigarette in the United States. On March 24, 1927, in Winston-Salem, an announcement was made that Brown & Williamson was being acquired by London-based British American Tobacco p.l.c. Prince Albert is one of the more popular independent brands of pipe tobacco in the United States; in the 1930s, it was the "second largest money-maker" for Reynolds. More recently, it has also become available in the form of pipe-tobacco cigars. The tobacco was personally named by R. J. Reynolds after Edward VII, who was known as Prince Albert before being crowned King.The portrait of Prince Albert was based on one acquired by Reynolds at a tea party with Mark Twain.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1986



Date MAR 11,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Metal has surface scratches with loss of paint layer. Small areas of rust and tarnish. Black stains and marks on metal rods. on front and back. Edge wear. At top piece of metal at upper left corner the metal is bent backward with loss of paint and rust. Along top edge is crease in metal running horizontal. At top center there are two white/gray marks in metal. Scratch by "P" in Prince". Metal rods are worn with loss of paint layer, rust. Bottom piece of metal is scratched with rust on exposed metal. Attached cardbaord has hole at left side, edge wear.


Date MAR 11,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 20 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 18,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAR 18,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit from Room 7, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5 from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin