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.

See more items in: Work and Industry: Retail and Marketing, Advertising, American Enterprise

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Virgil L. Johnson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1998.0225.11Accession Number: 1998.0225Catalog Number: 1998.0225.11

Object Name: cigarette box

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: 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


Record Id: nmah_1299562

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