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Object ID 001894

Object Name Plow Boy Tobacco Can

Object Desc Tobacco can for Plow Boy brand tobacco by Liggett and Myers.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001483

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 1910

End Year Range 1940

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords smoking,Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co.,Plow Boy (brand),tobacco,tins,chewing tobacco,

Title Plow Boy Tobacco Can

Description Medium sized can for Plow Boy tobacco. Has picture of a plow boy smoking a pipe in a field.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5.25

Circumference 16.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company

Maker Details By 1858, Foulks's company was known as J. E. Liggett and Brother. Around 1869 the company created the first blended cigarettes, using a mixture of Turkish and Virginia tobaccos. A partnership was formed with George Smith Myers of Missouri, and in 1873 The Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company was incorporated. In 1876, Liggett & Myers introduced L&M plug chewing tobacco, during the 1880s it entered the cigarette business and by 1885 the company had become the world's largest manufacturer of plug chewing tobacco.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1483



Date APR 3,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Paper covering on can has been repaired with tape. The colors have faded from age. It appears that matte, silver paint has been used to touch up the top metal rim of the can. Lid is missing.


Date APR 3,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date APR 3,2014

Summary Location change

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