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Object ID 002064

Object Name L & M Cigarettes advertisement

Object Desc Color, tin lithograph sign. Rectangular wtih red background. Large embossed graphic of two cigarette packs at center.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002084

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range 1957

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords cigarettes,Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co.,L & M (brand),smoking,tobacco,advertising,signs,lithographs,

Title L & M Cigarettes advertisement

Description Rectangular, color, tin lithograph sign. Red background with thin white border. At top is text "Live Modern". At center are embossed graphic of box of cigarettes at left and pack of cigarettes at left. Cigarettes have logo at front for "L & M / Filters / Ligget & Myers Tobacco Co." with cigarettes showing at top. At bottom of sign is text "Exciting taste and flavor!". At lower right corner "Litho. in U.S.A.". Holes punched out in all four corners two at left and right side one addtional at top and bottom edges. Back of sign is green.


Approx Collection Date

Height 17.75

Length 0

Width 11.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0

Material metal


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2084



Date MAY 1,2014

Summary good

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, stable condition. Stains from liquid across front. Along bottom edge there is discoloration of the sign and some wear which shows less shine than the rest of the sign. Surface scratches and small dents throughout. Series of small scrattches at left edge on lid of cigarette box. Accretions at upper right corner. Edges have some wear with loss of paint layer and rust. Upper left corner is dented backwar. On back, surface scratches. White discoloration. On lower left quadrant there is blue accretion with scratches and section of rust.


Date MAY 1,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAY 1,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7 from Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 9,2014

Summary Location change

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