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Creators:
Klingenberg Litho Company, Detmold, Germany
Dates:
[ca. 1920-1930]
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0109
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This accession is a cigar box proof of the famous aviatrix in her purple flying outfit. This proof is an example of the kind of artwork offered to cigar manufacturers for use on the inside of the lid of the box. This particular proof was produced by Klingenberg Litho Company, Detmold, Germany.

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Creators:
Wertz, John T.
Wertz, Robert C.
Wertz, Melvin A.
Dates:
1898
Size:
2 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2209
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Includes Key to Washakie's pictographs, "Obtained from Chief Washakie (his son Dick acting as interpreter) by Col. John T. Wertz...." Jan. 28, 1897. Manuscript document signed: J. K. M. 9 pages in leatherbound volume. Hand-colored photograph by Melvin A. Wertz of pictographs on elk-skin robe. 1 print. Cover from box of "Washakie" cigars, with mount...

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Dates:
undated
Size:
3 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0062
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Miscellaneous items from various donors, incl. greeting cards, cigar bands, envelopes, and a set of original Burma-Shave signs.

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Creators:
Pendergast, Anthony W., 1879-
Music, Sports and Entertainment, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1920s-1970.
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0882
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A Fairbury, Illinois, optometrist, Dr. Anthony W. Pendergast, (1879 -?) was a collector, author, antiquarian, dealer, and authority on the subject of cigar store figures. The collection includes correspondence; newspaper clippings on Pendergast and his various folk art collections; a scrapbook of photographs and miscellaneous materials relating to cigar store figures; and a large number of black and white photographs of figures from his personal collection, mostly for use in selling the figures.

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Creators:
Brown and Williamson.
Johnson, Virgil
American Tobacco Company.
Benson and Hedges.
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Dates:
circa 1890-1997
Size:
25 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0645
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

As a teenager, Virgil Johnson [b.1918] became interested in the designs and symbols on cigarette packs like "Black Cat" and "White Roll", and he began actively collecting in the 1930s. His interest intensified during the 1940s when he was stationed in North Africa and across the Mediterranean region as a photographer with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Johnson collected cigarette packs for over fifty years, and was a member of the Cigarette Pack Collector's Association. Approximately 6000 cigarette packages, foreign and American, arranged in 24 albums. Manufacturers include names such as those shown below.

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Creators:
Levitt, Alan
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Levitt, Elaine
Dates:
1920 - 1960s.
Size:
5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 3 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0303
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertising materials relating to pharmaceutical and other supplies as part of the stock of retail pharmacies from 1920 to the early 1960s, mostly advertisements for cigars, cigarettes, Coca-Cola, Kodak, veterinary supplies, and patent medicines.

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Creators:
Templin, Roger P.
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1868-1897
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0779
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Cigar/cigarette cards and cabinet photographs portraying actors (male and female) from the late 19th century. The photographs are predominantly American actors but some English and French performers are also included. Some of the more prominent persons represented are Lulu Glaser, Francis Wilson, and Georgia Cayvan, plus others listed below.

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Creators:
Domestic Life, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Zippo Manufacturing Company
Jones, William (Vice President, Zippo Lighter)
Dates:
1937 - 1998
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0094
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertising brochures, posters, and articles on the company.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1750-1965
undated
Size:
11.35 Cubic feet (consisting of 20 boxes, 8 folder, 30 oversize folders, 17 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Tobacco
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Tobacco Trade and Industry forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Grillo, Evelio
Dates:
circa 1930-2000
Size:
0.27 Linear feet (1 box; 2 folders)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-026
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

The collection, which dates from circa 1930 to 2000 and measures .27 linear feet, documents the personal life and professional activities of Evelio Grillo. The collection is comprised of photographs, negatives, a transparency, a book entitled "Black Cuban Black American" and a pre-publication manuscript copy of the same.

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