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Guide to Amie Karp Collection of Tobacciana
1870-1997
 PR 392

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh

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Container List

Series II: Ephemera , 1870-1936

Scope and Contents

This series includes cigar bands, cigar box labels, tobacco tags, cigarette boxes, cigarette cards, and tobacco pouches. The ephemera is variously mounted on boards, sleeved, and displayed in scrapbooks.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Cigar Bands

Scope and Contents

Cigar bands with imagery including Civil War generals, United States presidents, and international heads of state.

1874-1935
Box: 2 Folder : 2-12 Cigar Box Labels A-K
1874-1935
Box: 3 Folder : 1-16 Cigar Box Labels L-Z
1874-1935
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Cigar Protectors

Scope and Contents

Reliance Cigar Co. box of lithographed, accordion folded, glassine and card stock single cigar protectors for pocket portage. Illustrated on front and back with a burning cigar.

1880
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Cigarette Boxes

Scope and Contents

Kinsman's Asthmatic Cigarettes, 10 empty boxes.

1933
Box: 5 Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents

"Cigar Bands" - two volumes of specialty collector books with slotted pages filled with cigar bands. Both volumes are inscribed "Annie L. Taff" in pen on the inside front cover; one volume is also marked "Fred A. Taff." 1878-1905.

"White Knight" - child's collection of 420 cigar bands in a notebook, 1900-1906.

"Estemento Superiores" - a child named Ward Heinzman's collection of 351 cigar bands (along with some postage stamps) in a ledger book, 1908.

"Wills Cigarette Picture-Card Album of Household Hints," 1936.

1878-1936
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Tobacco Pouches

Scope and Contents

Scotten, Dillon Company "Yankee Girl" chewing tobacco pouches (10).

1940
Box: 6 Folder : 1-2 Tobacco Tags

Scope and Contents

Embossed and printed tin plug tobacco tags on boards.

1870-1930

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