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Object ID 003733

Object Name Heart of Havana Cigar sign

Object Desc Oval shaped cigar sign, painted yellow and has a picture of a smiling woman with a flower in her hair.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003343

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 10

Object Date 1930s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords cigars,advertising,Heart of Havana,tobacco,

Title Heart of Havana Cigar sign

Description Oval shaped Heart of Havana cigar sign. Black trim is on the outside, and the interior of the oval is yellow. Some painted yellow sections to cover up rust and the like. 5 cent cigars. Cigar is on the side, and its smoke frames the picture of the woman. Lettering is either black or red.


Approx Collection Date

Height 13

Length 0

Width 9

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Heart Of Havana

Maker Details The cigars were made into the late 30s at least. Found newspaper ads in 1939.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3343



Date OCT 10,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Yellow paint onf several spots on the front to cover up rust and chipped off paint. Green paint on the back has various large chipped areas. Two velcro squares at the top and the bottom of the back.


Date OCT 10,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date OCT 10,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 10 from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin