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Guide to the Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera
1700-1990
 PR 31

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 Finding aid revised by Marybeth Kavanagh 2020

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Series IV: WEICHSEL TOBACCO COLLECTION

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of scrapbooks of tobacco product packaging, including those for cigarettes, cigars, loose tobacco, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco. Also included are cigar bands, matchbook covers, newspaper clippings, and pieces of correspondence between Weichsel and the various agents from whom he procured either packaging or information about tobacco production and distribution in the various countries. The packaging is largely undated, and though there are pieces from the nineteenth century, most of the pieces appear to be mid-twentieth century, contemporary with Weichsel's collecting in the 1950s.

It is currently unclear whether Landauer herself acquired this collection before her death (as she often did) or if it was donated to the Society at a later date. Because of the ambiguity of the historical record, it has been kept within the confines of the Landauer collection.

The bulk of the collection is material from international tobacco companies. Countries represented include:

Aden

Afghanistan

Algeria

Andorra

Angola

Argentina

Australia (including Tasmania)

Austria

Azores

Belgium

Belize

Bolivia

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burma

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France (including Reunion)

Gambia

Germany

Gibraltar

Great Britain: England; Ireland (including Northern Ireland); Scotland

Greece

Greenland

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy (including Trieste)

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Korea

Kuwait

Lebanon

Luxembourg

Libya

Madagascar

Malaysia

Malta

Mexico

Monaco

Morocco (Spanish Morocco)

Mozambique

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal (including Madeira Island)

Puerto Rico

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Singapore

Somalia

Southern Africa countries (including Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, Transvaal)

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Tanzania (Tanganyika)

Thailand

Trinidad

Tunisia

Turkey

Uganda

Uruguay

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Yugoslavia

Container 1     Title Date
Box: IV.1 - IV.2 Candy Cigarettes
Box: IV.2 Cut-Outs
Box: IV.3 - IV.26 International tobacco companies
Box: IV.27 - IV.34 American tobacco companies - Cigarettes
Box: IV.35 - IV.39 American tobacco companies - Cigars

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