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.

Date Made: late 19th-early 20th century

Description (Spanish): Teodoro Vidal adquirió esta elegante mesita de tabaco cerca de Mayagüez, en la costa oeste de la isla. Fue fabricado a fines del siglo XX con madera nativa y tiene tres compartimientos, posiblemente para cerillas, cigarrillos y tabaco, junto con un espacio para cenicero.Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Puerto Rico

Subject: Daily LifePuerto RicoSmokingHousehold Tools and Equipment


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ethnic, Cultures & Communities, Vidal


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Credit Line: Gift of Teodoro Vidal

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0097.1145Accession Number: 1997.0097Catalog Number: 1997.0097.1145

Object Name: tobacco stand

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: 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


Record Id: nmah_602515

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