New-York Historical Society logo

Guide to the
Sidney Voice Collection of Cigar Bands
circa 1890-1963
 PR-241

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals and Sandra Markham (2004); migrated to ArchivesSpace by Joseph Ditta (2020)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 16, 2020
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Voice, Sidney P., 1906-1982
Title: Sidney Voice collection of cigar bands
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1890-1963
Abstract: Cigar bands and cigar box labels, most clearly marked with the brand and company of cigar, collected by Sidney P. Voice, vice-president of the Consolidated Lithographing Corporation in Brooklyn, which produced many of these items. The collection includes several salesman's sample books for New York lithographing companies.
Quantity: 4.36 Linear feet in 8 boxes of chromolithographed cigar bands.
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: PR-241

Return to Top »


Biographical / Historical

Sidney Voice was the vice-president of Consolidated Lithographing Corporation in Brooklyn.

Return to Top »


Scope and Contents

The Sidney Voice Collection of Cigar Bands spans the period from circa 1890 to circa 1963 and contains cigar bands, cigar box labels, and salesman's sample books for New York and Brooklyn lithographers. A few registration certificates for cigar brand names are also included. Cigar bands are housed loose, pasted onto boards, and pasted into albums.

Arrangement

The collection is organized by format: Cigar Bands, Cigar Box Labels, Cigar Edgings, and Registration Certificates.

Return to Top »


Access Points

Document Type

  • Cigar band
  • Cigar box labels
  • Lithographs.

Subject Organizations

  • Consolidated Lithographing Corp.

Subject Topics

  • Advertising -- Tobacco industry
  • Cigar bands and labels

Return to Top »


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at printroom@nyhistory.org.

Use Restrictions

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day. Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit: www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Sidney Voice Collection of Cigar Bands, PR-241, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

Additional cigar labels can be found in the Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera (PR-031), the Ephemera Collection (PR-264), and the Amie Karp Collection of Tobacciana (PR-392). More cigar printing done by the Consolidated Lithographing Corp. can be found in the Kane-Greenberg Collection of Progressive Proof Prints (PR-242).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sidney P. Voice, 1973, 1977, and 1983.

Processing Information

Collection inventoried by Jenny Gotwals and Sandra Markham (August 2004). WORD-document finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace by Joseph Ditta (July 2020).

Return to Top »


Container List

Cigar Bands

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Miscellaneous bands housed in envelopes (1 of 4)
Box: 2 Miscellaneous bands housed in envelopes (2 of 4)
Box: 3 Miscellaneous bands housed in envelopes (3 of 4)
Box: 4 Miscellaneous bands housed in envelopes (4 of 4)
Box: 4 Presidents series

Scope and Contents

Set 1: Washington through Taft, in two sizes
Set 2: Washington through Kennedy

Box: 4 Former housings
Box: 5 Miscellaneous loose bands in bags (1 of 2)
Box: 6 Miscellaneous loose bands in bags (2 of 2)
Box: 6 Lengths of uncut bands
Box: 6 Manufacturers set filed A-Z
Box: 6 Portrait set filed A-Z
Box: 6 Subjects set, including advertising, animals, flowers, etc.
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Mounted examples
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Album [with black pages]
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Album [with lined pages]
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Album [small, with lined pages]
Box: 8 (oversize) Album [large]
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Salesman's sample books (3)
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Salesman's sample book, partial
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Salesman's sample book, partial
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Salesman's sample sheets
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Uncut sheet of bands

Return to Top »


Cigar Box Labels

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Labels
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Label mounted on envelope
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Salesman's sample book

Return to Top »


Cigar Edgings

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Album

Return to Top »


Registration Certificates

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 14 4 registration certificates

Return to Top »


Return to Top »