Tobacco Stand

Teodoro Vidal acquired this smart-looking smoking stand near Mayagüez, on the western shore of the island. It was made from local wood at the turn of the 20th century and has three separate containers, possibly for matches, cigarettes, and snuff, as well as space for an ash tray.
Currently not on view
Object Name
tobacco stand
Date made
late 19th-early 20th century
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 81 cm x 36.8 cm x 22.3 cm; 31 7/8 in x 14 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Daily Life
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Household Tools and Equipment
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title (Spanish)
Mesita de Tabaco
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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