University of Illinois


University of Illinois silk produced for the American Tobacco Company’s Murad cigarette brand.

Like related premiums such as cards and felts, silks were collectibles available to purchasers of tobacco products. Murad’s college silks were produced in two sets in 1910.

This example features a track and field participant.

Date Made: 1910

Associated Name: University of IllinoisMaker: Murad Cigarettes

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Sports, Track and Field, collegiate

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.3052.174Nonaccession Number: 1999.3052Catalog Number: 1999.3052.174

Object Name: patchtobacco silk, track and fieldtobacco silk, collegiate

Physical Description: fabric, silk (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12.6 cm x 7.6 cm; 4 15/16 in x 3 in


Record Id: nmah_1348134

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