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Object ID 001751

Object Name Milwaukee First Cigar Box

Object Desc Cigar box for Milwaukee First Cigars. No top for box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001399

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 9

Object Date

Start Year Range 1904

End Year Range 1916

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Milwaukee First (brand),cigars,smoking,tobacco,boxes,

Title Milwaukee First Cigar Box

Description Wooden box with yellow paper cover with red print. "Milwaukee First" printed above illustration of the City Hall tower. Left side reads: "Made in Milwaukee by Milwaukee Workmen." Right side reads: "Straight 5 cent Cigar." Back side has a red tropical scene with the fictory notice printed underneath.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.25

Length 3.5

Width 3.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Milwaukee First

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1399



Date MAR 13,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Heavy edgewear throughout. Broken tax stamp. No lid. Lots of dust staining. Half of the "K-E-E" in "Milwaukee" is torn off.


Date MAR 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 4 from Room 1, Shelf 17 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 9 from Room 1, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin