Of Milwaukee, Wisconsin "The American Tobacco Company Successor". While the Tin carries the 1878 Patent date, we know that it was manufactured in the early 1890's - shortly after the formation of the American Tobacco Company in 1890 but before the name of B. Among the most graphic and outrageous, racially bigoted examples of American Advertising of the late 19th century, this Tin has become something of an iconic piece of Black Americana. Today it is sex and violence that sells (at least if one is to judge from the Advertising and Entertainment Industries output) while in the 19th and early 20th century it was bigotry and hatred that often was used to promote American Products. This very rare and important, 19th century tin litho Tobacco Tin is in excellent condition - the colors are bright and vibrant, rich and warm with no fading or staining.
The lithographed surface is exceptionally well preserved with some scattered, small surface nicks and no significant scratches, no flaking, no surface oxidation, no physical damage and no repairs or restorations of any kind. The lid and bale handle are present well preserved although the lid has no surface lithography (as manufactured) and has some light surface oxidation. The Tin retains both ends of the original U.
Overall this outstanding, Black Americana Tobacco Tin is very well preserved, very attractive and displays beautifully. A very rare and important, 19th century Black American Tobacco Tin in outstanding, original condition and a fantastic addition to any collection!! The item "1890's BLACK AMERICANA / AFRICAN AMERICAN HAIR TOBACCO TIN PAIL TIN LITHOGRAPH" is in sale since Friday, December 25, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Tins".
The seller is "walnutts" and is located in Brewster, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.