Still present are remnants of the original green paper Federal Tobacco Seal affixed at the factory which would indicate the date of manufacture. The American Tobacco Company changed the name of its product to BIGGER HAIR tobacco in the late 1920s when the previous moniker became less socially acceptable.
At that time, the material out of which the tobacco container was constructed was changed from tin to heavy cardboard. Truly an extraordinarily RARE piece of Black Memorabilia seldom found in this condition complete with bail handle! The item "Antique 1878 BLACK AMERICANA N HAIR Bigger Smoking Tobacco TIN Can withLid" is in sale since Friday, July 22, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Other Black Americana".
The seller is "splat420079" and is located in Spotsylvania, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.