Object ID 001866
Object Name Gail & Ax Navy Tobacco advertisement
Object Desc Print advertisement for Gail & Ax Navy and Blue Ribbon Tobacco. Photograph of boxer Kid McCoy at center with text in blue around him.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002037
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 7, Shelf 9
Start Year Range 1900s
End Year Range 1920s
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords tobacco,advertising,signs,Gail & Ax Tobacco Company,McCoy, Charles "Kid",boxing,photographs,
Title Gail & Ax Navy Tobacco advertisement
Description Print advertisement for Gail & Ax Navy and Blue Ribbon Tobacco. Paper with photograph of Kid McCoy at center in boxing pose. At top is text at left corner "Gail & Ax / Navy" "and" in center At right corner "Blue Ribbon / Tobacco". At right edge is text " Send Us 10 Wrappers and secure free one of these elegant photos (unmounted) with no advertising on it." At lower right corner is address for company Room 501 / 58 Wabash Ave., / Chicago." Below photo is text "'Kid" McCoy". Ad is taped to white cardboard with two pieces of black tape at bottom edge. Photo has been painted over, not original. At top is a blue line painted outlining part of photo. A "shirt" has been painted on McCoy.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Dimensions are just the print advertisement, not the cardboard.
Place of Origin
Maker Gail & Ax Tobacco Company
Maker Details In 1850, George W. Gail started a tobacco business in Baltimore, MD. In 1855, Christian Ax joined the business. They were a part of the American Tobacco Co.
Date MAR 28,2014
Notes Needs conservation. The photograph has been painted over giving the person a shirt and a blue outline on the background. Taped to paper backing. Two pieces of black tape are afixed to botom edge. Tape is brittle and coming off and with it sections of the paper layer are coming off. The edges are worn. Tears along left edge fixed with cellophane tape. Piece of cellophane tape over text "kid mccoy". Top left corner is creased. Crease at top edge near right corner running vertically. Light surface scratches. The painted shirt is scratched.
Date APR 17,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 9 from Room 7, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin