Murad Cigarette Box

This clam shell cigarette box contained cigarettes made by P. Lorillard Tobacco Company. Lorillard employed “Oriental” themes in their advertising of Murad to emphasize the Turkish roots of the tobacco blend. Advertising at the time tried to capture Eastern-inspired fashion trends – drenching images in the colors and themes of the East to evoke a luxurious and exotic feel.
Object Name
cigarette box
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 9.1 cm x 7.2 cm x 1.9 cm; 3 9/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 3/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
American Enterprise
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Work and Industry: Retail and Marketing
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Virgil L. Johnson
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