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Letterhead, P. Lorillard Company / Cigarettes-Tobacco, Hong Kong and New York, early–mid-20th century

This is a Letterhead. It was designed by Unknown. It is dated early–mid-20th century and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is letterpress: gold, black ink on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Thomas F. O'Malley.

Its dimensions are

27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 x 8 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Watermark: Circle encircling man standing next to a tall tobacco plant; the words "FINEST TOBACCOS" are visible at the top of the image.

It is inscribed

Imprinted, upper center: P. Lorillard Company/ INCORPORATED(in very small typeface size)/CIGARETTES-TOBACCO/ P.O. Box 5254, Kowloon Post Office, Hong Kong, B.C.C. Imprinted in small type size (below Logo and Company name) at upper left: NEW YORK OFFICE / 200 EAST 42nd STREET / NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10017 / CABLE ADDRESS, SCRAMBLE, NEW YORK. Top right corner: CABLE ADDRESS: SCRAMBLE, HONG KONG

Cite this object as

Letterhead, P. Lorillard Company / Cigarettes-Tobacco, Hong Kong and New York, early–mid-20th century; Designed by Unknown (American); USA; letterpress: gold, black ink on white wove paper; 27.9 x 21.6 cm (11 x 8 1/2 in. ); Gift of Thomas F. O'Malley; 1998-64-9

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