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Object ID 003385

Object Name Red Dot cigar box

Object Desc Cigar box with image of a woman in red.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003022

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Closet, Floor

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords tobacco,cigars,boxes,smoking,Red Dot,

Title Red Dot cigar box

Description Light brown background with white and yellow trim. Logo is picture of a woman, colored red, with "Red Dot, Truly Different" in yellow lettering on a black background. Same woman in on the inside of the lid. 2 for 15 cents. Has "Do not cut or bite-It's ready to light" on interior. Logo is on all sides of the box.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.25

Length 8.5

Width 5.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Red Dot

Maker Details Made its on counter debut in 1905. This was in Binghamton, New York. It was located in a prime location, and was quite popular with cigar smokers. Red Dot caught the attention of Tobacco Trust, and was taken under the Trust's determination to gain control of the cigar industry. Red Dot kept on surviving in the 1920s.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3022



Date MAY 31,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Discoloration of trim. The inside of the box has yellow spots. Some parts of the bottom are lightened.