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Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
11.35 Cubic feet (consisting of 20 boxes, 8 folder, 30 oversize folders, 17 map case folders, 3 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Tobacco Trade and Industry forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This subject category, "Tobacco Trade and Industry," consists of materials related to the tobacco trade and industry. This subject category provides an extensive record of the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century tobacco industry with materials for consumers, traders, and distributors. It forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Collection Division I: Business Ephemera and Division II: Oversize Materials. Series 1, Tobacco and Tobacco Related Product Ephemera, 1781-1965, undated, is the largest portion of the tobacco related materials. This series is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer and distributor name. The materials consist of advertising cards, scraps, trade catalogs, price lists, pamphlets, labels, correspondence on letterhead stationery, bills, receipts, illustrations from periodicals, printed advertisements, periodicals, newspaper clippings, broadsides, shipping documents, handbills, premiums, promotional items, announcements, and business cards. The majority of materials are from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth- century and were created primarily for consumers, traders and distributors. Most of the materials are from the East Coast and there is a large amount of undated material. Ethnic imagery and images of women and children are prominently featured in this series. The location of the company is given when known. Series 2, Patents and Trademarks, 1875-1904, is arranged alphabetically by patent and trademark applicants. With illustrations and descriptions, many patent and trademark documents come from East Coast patent offices during the 1870s. While this series is limited in scope, it provides numerous examples of the patenting of tobacco brand names and other related products. Additionally, it contains many images of minorities, women, and a variety of ethnic imagery. Series 3, Bills of Lading, 1833-1925, is arranged alphabetically by location with foreign locations comprising one folder. The materials date from the late nineteenth century, and the majority is from the port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This series not only tells a great deal about shipping and importing, but it also provides detailed information about the parties, countries, and people involved in the process of shipping tobacco around the world. Although the collection is somewhat varied, the majority of the bills of lading have date stamps, detailed port information, and information about the imported tobacco itself. Other locations include Maryland, New York, Cuba, and foreign locales. Series 4, Lithographs, undated, is a series of labels for packages and products arranged alphabetically. It is a great resource for the study of early American advertising. Although most of the product labels are undated, they are probably of the late nineteenth to early twentieth- century. The majority of companies were based in New York, New York. Series 5, Ephemera and Photographs, 1750-1957, undated, is arranged and organized by type of material. This series is comprised of general images, cigar store Indian images, auction lists, packing for tobacco products, and advertising cards, and contains a wealth of documentation of the American tobacco market. One of the best resources of this series is its collection of cigar bands. There are two photographs within this series, one depicting the exterior of a tobacco shop and another photograph of ladies working with shade grown tobacco, most likely in Connecticut. This series contains a copy of the Burr McIntosh photograph, "Leaves of Desire". Series 6, Publications, 1742-1962, undated, consist of articles, books, pamphlets, magazines, and periodicals. One of the most useful portions of this series is the anti-tobacco related publications. The series contains tobacco-related articles. In addition to a few articles about tobacco companies, there are publications that contemplate the issues behind smoking. This series also contains tobacco related clippings from magazines and periodicals. Directories are also included in this series. The sheer variety of the material is vast, including essays from The Farm Quarterly and United States government documents. Tobacco is the only unifying factor. Researchers may be interested in La Santa Yerba, a late nineteenth-century book containing verses and other reflections on the tobacco plant itself.
Brand Name Index:
The following is a list of brand names for various tobacco products and related names that appear on this list is a compilation of those found on materials in the vertical document boxes. It is not a complete list of all the brand names for tobacco. The list is intended to assist researchers locate desired materials when only the brand name is known. Brand Name -- Manufacturer/Dealer Adonis -- Waldorf-Astoria Sugar Company A. Hussey -- Leaf Tobacco Company All Red Scrap -- Spaulding & Merrick Alligator -- Pierre Lorillard Almighty Dollar -- Roig & Langsdorf, LTD. American Eagle -- Barker, K.C. & Company Anglo-Egyptian -- Anderson, John & Company Ante Fine (Cut) -- Pierre Lorillard Apollo Egyptian -- Crescent Tobacco Company Ateshian Bagdad -- Ateshian Company Bagdad -- Pierre Lorillard Bag Pipe -- Pierre Lorillard Banner -- Banner Company Banner -- American Tobacco Company Bay State -- Brewer, Clarks & Sons Bee -- Pierre Lorillard Beech-Nut -- Pierre Lorillard Belle of Turkey -- Pierre Lorillard Between the Acts -- Pierre Lorillard Between the Acts -- Thomas Hall Company Bibber Cigarettes -- American Tobacco Company Bijou -- S. Busnitz & Company Birdseye -- British-American Company Birdseye -- Akhbar Shah B & L -- S. Busnitz & Company Black Bird -- Baumann-Ashley Company Black Joe Dark Plug -- American Tobacco Company Black & Tan -- Pierre Lorillard Black & Tan -- Annen Tobacco Company Blended Stock -- American Tobacco Company Blot -- Pierre Lorillard Blue Peter -- Blue Peter Company Bock y Ca -- Benson & Hedges Boot Jack -- John Finzer Boss Bite -- Pierre Lorillard Brand M -- S. Monday & Son Briar -- Spaulding & Merrick Bright Sweet Emerald -- Pierre Lorillard Briggs -- Pierre Lorillard Brotherhood -- Pierre Lorillard Buffalo Head -- Bland Tobacco Company Bull Durham -- American Tobacco Company Smoking Tobacco Bull's Eye -- Pierre Lorillard Bull's Eye -- Peerless (Kimball) Buzz Long -- Pierre Lorillard Cabana -- Brewer, Clark & Sons Cabanas -- Benson & Hedges Cabarga -- Brewer, Clark & Sons Cameo -- W. Duke & Son Canada -- American Tobacco Company Canoe -- Spence Cap Sheaf -- Pierre Lorillard Capadura -- R.C. Brown & Company Capadura De La Reina -- R.C. Brown & Company Capadura Olivette -- R.C. Brown & Company Capadura Patience -- R.C. Brown & Company Capital -- G.W. Gail Captive -- Pierre Lorillard Catlin's Twin Sisters -- American Tobacco Company Cavendish -- Pierre Lorillard Century -- Peter Lorillard Challenge -- Pierre Lorillard Chesterfield -- Ligget & Myers Circassian Girls -- Pierre Lorillard Clay, Henry -- Benson & Hedges Climax -- Peter Lorillard Clipper -- American Tobacco Company Coca -- Drummond Comet -- Pierre Lorillard Common Sense -- American Tobacco Company Conchas -- Brewer, Clark & Sons Consols -- Consolidated Co. Continental Cubes -- Continental Tobacco Company Cools -- Brown & Williams Company Cork (Number 1) -- Benson & Hedges Cork Tip #2 -- Benson & Hedges Cornucopia -- American Tobacco Company Corona -- Brewer, Clark & Sons Crown -- Benson & Hedges Cute -- Merchants Cigar Factory Dainties -- Allen & Ginter Dainties -- American Tobacco Company Defiance -- D. Hirsch Derby -- Felener, F.W. Company Diamond -- Allen & Ellis Dixie -- Dixie Allen & Ginter Dogtail -- Peter Lorillard Drawing Room -- Pierre Lorillard Dubec -- Allen & Ginter Dubec -- American Tobacco Company Duke of Durham -- American Tobacco Company Duke's Best -- American Tobacco Company Duke's Cameo -- American Tobacco Company Duke's Mixture -- American Tobacco Company Eagle Principe -- Brewer, Clark & Sons Egyptian -- Pierre Lorillard Egyptian Deities -- American Tobacco Company Egyptian Dreams -- Rappaport Egyptian Luxury -- American Tobacco Company Egyptian Temple Lorillard, Peter -- Pierre Lorillard Egyptian Straights -- American Tobacco Company El Muezzin #1 -- Benson & Hedges El Muezzin #2 -- Benson & Hedges Embassy -- Pierre Lorillard Emerald -- Pierre Lorillard Etc., Etc. -- Brewer, Clark & Sons Eureka -- Peter Lorillard Excelsior -- American Tobacco Company Extra Eagle -- B. Leidersdorf & Company Excelsior #1 -- American Tobacco Company Extra Mild #3 -- Benson & Hedges Extra Mild Mild #4 -- Benson & Hedges Fair Play -- American Tobacco Company Favorite -- Cameron & Cameron Felgner's Mohawk -- American Tobacco Company Fine Brother -- Finzer, John Flagman -- American Tobacco Company Fontica -- Brewer, Clark & Sons Forget-Me-Not -- Pierre Lorillard Fortunato Bianco -- American Tobacco Company Fragrant Vanity Fair -- American Tobacco Company Friends -- Pierre Lorillard Full Dress -- American Tobacco Company Gaiety -- Bland Tobacco Co. Gail & Ax's Navy -- American Tobacco Co. Genuine Durham -- Blackwell, W.T. & Co. Globe -- McGraw, Walker Gold Extra Fine #1 -- Benson & Hedges Gold #2 -- Benson & Hedges Gold Rope -- Wilson & McNally Golden Back -- Pioneer Tobacco Co. Golden Bell -- Pierre Lorillard Golden Bright -- Pierre Lorillard Golden Culprit -- Peter Lorillard Golden Light -- American Tobacco Co. Golden Light -- Kimball & Co. [Golden S?] -- [Unknown] Golden Thread -- American Tobacco Co. Good Luck -- Cotterill & Fenner Co. Good Luck -- Drummond Good Smoke -- Pierre Lorillard Gondola -- Pierre Lorillard Greek Slave -- Commonwealth Tobacco Co. Green Turtle -- Pierre Lorillard Greenback -- American Tobacco Co. Greenback -- Marburg Brothers Grizzly -- Pierre Lorillard Gypsy Queen -- Goodwin Happy Thought -- Pierre Lorillard Happy Thought -- Wilson McNally Hard A Port -- Thompson & C. Moors Hard Plan -- H.M. Ferguson Hard Tack -- American Tobacco Co. Havana Consul Penete -- Pierre Lorillard Havana Mixture -- Allen & Ginter Havana Segar -- Waldorf-Astoria Segar Co. Havannah -- Amber & Co. Hazel Nut -- John J. Bagley Helma -- Pierre Lorillard Helmar Turkish -- American Tobacco Company His Majesty's -- Benson & Hedges Hoffman House Magnum -- Pierre Lorillard Honest -- American Tobacco Co. Honey Dew -- John Anderson & Co. Horse Shoe -- Cotterill & Fenner Horse Shoe -- Drummond Hoyt's Medium -- American Tobacco Co Hunki-Dori -- Chapin Stuart & Co. Hunter -- H.M. Ferguson Ideal -- Pierre Lorillard Imperial Cavendish -- Allen & Ginter Imperialette -- S. Monday Imported -- Benson & Hedges Improved Shorts -- Pierre Lorillard India House -- Pierre Lorillard Indian -- Amber & Company Ivanhoe -- American Tobacco Co. I. X.L. -- American Tobacco Co. Jack & Jill -- American Tobacco Co. Jack Rose -- Pierre Lorillard John Dew -- Kaufmann, A.G Jolly Tar -- Continental Tobacco Co. Just Suits -- Pierre Lorillard Kaiser (Gold Tip) -- A.B.C. Importation Co. Karam -- Aslan Brothers Kensington -- Brucker & Boghein Kismen -- Strater Brothers Kool -- Kool Brown & Williamson Co. La Corona (Plain) -- A.B.C. Importation Co. La Corona -- Benson & Hedges La Flor de Cuba -- Benson & Hedges La Marquise -- American Tobacco Co. La Rosa -- Clark Brewer & Sons Latest English -- American Tobacco & Sons Leather Stocking -- C. Bickel Level Head -- Pierre Lorillard Libertad -- Clark Brewer & Sons Lime Kiln Club -- Bagley & Company Little Drummer -- Drummond Little Joker -- American Tobacco Co. Little Joker -- G.W. Gail Little Rhody -- Pierre Lorillard Little Sparks -- F.W. Felener London Life -- American Tobacco Co. Londres -- Clark Brewer & Sons Long Cut -- W. & Son Duke Lorillard's Stripped -- Pierre Lorillard Louisiana Perique -- Allen & Ginter Lucky Strike -- American Tobacco Co. Lucky Strike -- R.A. Petterson Luscious Luxury -- Pierre Lorillard Luxury -- American Tobacco Co. Lyceum -- Duke & Son Mail Pouch -- Block Brothers Manilla -- Amber & Company Matinee -- Oliver & Robinson Match -- Bland Tobacco Co. Mecca -- American Tobacco Co. Mechanic's Delight -- Pierre Lorillard Melachrino -- L. Melachrino Mellowleaf -- Commonwealth Tobacco Co. Melrose -- British-American Co. Melrose -- Marburg Brothers Mercedes (Gold Tip) -- A.B.C. Importation Co. Mexican -- Amber & Co. Mild Number 2 -- Pierre Lorillard Miner's Stript -- Pierre Lorillard Mogul Egyptian -- American Tobacco Co. Moon Spot -- Van Slyke & Horton Mule Ear -- Wellman & Dwire Co. Murad -- American Tobacco Co. Myrtle Navy -- American Tobacco Co. Napoleons -- Allen & Ginter Navy -- G.W. Gail Nebo -- Pierre Lorillard Neptune -- Adams, J.L. Neptune -- Buchanan & Lyalls New Cross Bar -- Drummond Nigger Head -- American Tobacco Co. Night Watch -- Banner Co. Night Watch -- American Tobacco Co. Number 1 -- Benson & Hedges Number 1 -- Pierre Lorillard Old Egypt -- Pierre Lorillard Old English -- American Tobacco Co. Old Fashion -- American Tobacco Co. Old Gold -- American Tobacco Co. Old Gold -- British American Co. Old Gold -- Kimball & Co. Old Gold -- Pierre Lorillard Old Guebeck -- Benson & Hedges Old Guebeck Gold -- Benson & Hedges Old Honesty -- American Tobacco Co. Old Honesty -- John Finzer Old Judge -- British-American Co. Old Judge -- Kimball & Co. Old Judge -- Goodwin Co. Old Judge -- Allen & Ginter Old Nut -- Pierre Lorillard Old Rip -- British-American Co. Old Rip -- Allen & Ginter Old Sledge -- Edel Old Tom -- Pierre Lorillard Old Virginia Cheroots -- American Tobacco Co. Old Virginia Cheroots -- Whitlock Co. Olympia -- Gail, G.W. Omar Turkish -- American Tobacco Co. Omega Kentucky -- Pierre Lorillard Opera -- Kerbs, Werthim & Schiffer Opera Puff -- Allen & Ginter Oronoko -- Pierre Lorillard Our Country's Pride -- Collins Cigar Co. Our game -- Alex Cameron Our Little Beauties -- Allen & Ginter Our Pet Nave -- Goddard Co. Owl -- Straitron & Storm Pall Mall -- American Tobacco Co. Panetelas -- S. Monday & Son Parliament -- Benson & Hedges Parole -- Pierre Lorillard Pastime -- John Finzer Co. Pearl -- Pierre Lorillard Peerless -- Kimball & Co. Pedro -- American Tobacco Co. Pedro Murias -- Benson & Hedges Perfection -- Allen & Ginter Perfection Mixture -- Pierre Lorillard Perique Mixture -- Allen & Ginter Pet -- Allen & Ginter Peter Schuyler -- Van Slyke & Horton Pink -- Pierre Lorillard Pioneer Crown -- Allen & Ellis Piper Heidsieck -- American Tobacco Co. Pippin -- Banner Company Pippins -- H. Traisser & Co. Plain Light -- Pierre Lorillard Planet -- Buchannan & Lyalls Polar Bear -- Pierre Lorillard Preferred Stock -- American Tobacco Co. Prince Albert -- R.J. Reynolds Princess Charlotte -- A.B.C. Importation Co. Pure Virginia -- Pierre Lorillard Purity -- Cameron & Cameron Quality Puffs -- S. Monday & Sons Queen of the Seas -- Alex Cameron & Co. Raleigh -- Brown & Williamson Co. Red Cross -- Pierre Lorillard Regalia -- Clark Brewer & Sons Richmond Cavendish -- Allen & Ginter Richmond Gem Mild -- Allen & Ginter Richmond Gem Mixture -- Allen & Ginter Richmond Mixture #1 -- Allen & Ginter Richmond Mixture #2 -- Allen & Ginter Richmond Straight -- Allen & Ginter Richmond Straight #1 -- Allen & Ginter Right Bower -- Allen & Ginter Ripple Navy -- Pierre Lorillard Robert Burns -- Straiton & Storm Rose Leaf -- Pierre Lorillard Royal Bengals -- Pierre Lorillard Royal Bengals -- Pierre Lorillard Russian #1 -- Benson & Hedges Russian Gold -- Benson & Hedges Russian Gold #3 -- Benson & Hedges Russian Mouthpiece #1 -- Benson & Hedges Russian Mouthpiece #1 -- Benson & Hedges Russian Mouthpiece #3 -- Benson & Hedges Rustic -- George Bell Sailor's Delight -- Pierre Lorillard Sailor's Pride -- Bland Tobacco Co. Satins -- American Tobacco Co. Seal of North Carolina -- American Tobacco Co. Seal Skin -- Commonwealth Tobacco Sensation -- Peter Lorillard Siesta -- Pierre Lorillard Silk -- Strasser Co. Si Peu Que Rein -- Benson & Hedges Snow Flake -- American Tobacco Co. Solace -- John Anderson & Co. Something Good -- James Butler Co. Sovereign -- Butler & Butler Spanish Puffs -- American Tobacco Co. Spear Head -- American Tobacco Co. Special -- American Tobacco Co. Special Favours -- American Tobacco Co. Splendid -- Pierre Lorillard Sport -- H.M. Lockrow Sporting Extra -- American Tobacco Co. Spot Cash -- H.P. Brewster Stag -- Pierre Lorillard St. Ledger -- Pierre Lorillard Straw #1 -- Benson & Hedges Straw Extra Mild #4 -- Benson & Hedges Straw Tip #2 -- Pierre Lorillard Stripped -- Pierre Lorillard Sub-Rosa -- Pierre Lorillard Sunny South -- Allen & Ginter Sunnyside -- American Tobacco Co. Suwanee River -- Van Slyke & Co. Sweet Banner -- American Tobacco Co. Sweet Caporal -- American Tobacco Co. Sweet Caporal -- Kinny Co. Sweet Conqueror -- Pierre Lorillard Sweet Golden Seal -- Buchner & Co. Sweet Lavender -- American Tobacco Co. Sweet Maple -- Bland Tobacco Co. Tareyton -- American Tobacco Co. Ten Minute -- Marburg Brothers Three Black Cows -- Pierre Lorillard Three Kings -- William S. Kimball Co. Tiger -- Pierre Lorillard Tin Tag -- Pierre Lorillard Toko -- Bland Tobacco Co. Tolstoi -- American Tobacco Co. Troy -- American Tobacco Co. Tuberose -- Pierre Lorillard Turkey Red -- Pierre Lorillard Turkish Cross Cut -- American Tobacco Co. Turkish Mixture -- Allen & Ginter Tuxedo -- American Tobacco Co. Uncle Sam -- Nall & Williams Union Leader -- Pierre Lorillard Upper Cut -- L. Miller & Son Vafiadis -- Ligget & Myers Van Bibber -- American Tobacco Co. Vanity Fair -- Kimballs Velvet -- Ligget & Myers Venable's Cockade -- S.W. Venable Tobacco Co. Veteran -- American Tobacco Co. Victory -- Buchner & Co. Victory -- American Tobacco Co. Villar y Villar -- Benson & Hedges Virginia Brights -- Allen & Ginter Virginia Brights -- American Tobacco Co. Virginia Cheroots -- Pierre Lorillard Virginia's Choice -- [Unknown] Virginia Leaf -- John Cornish Co. Wandering Jew -- Clark Brewer & Sons Welcome -- Goodwin West Virginia Mail Pouch -- Block Brothers Co. Wings -- Brown & Williamson Co. Winner -- H.M. Ferguson White Puff -- Pierre Lorillard Wild Rose Chipped -- Pierre Lorillard XX Navy Clipping -- Pierre Lorillard Yacht Club -- Pierre Lorillard Yasoa -- S. Monday & Son Yellow Jacket -- Pierre Lorillard Yellow Kid -- National Tobacco Co. Zira -- Pierre Lorillard Zoo Zoo -- Wilson & McNally Co. Zubelda -- Pierre Lorillard
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana. Series 1: Business Ephemera Series 2: Other Collection Divisions Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Tobacco Trade and Industry is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Business ephemera
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Tobacco Trade and Industry, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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