University of Illinois

University of Illinois

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patch
tobacco silk, track and field
tobacco silk, collegiate
date made
1910
Associated Name
University of Illinois
maker
Murad Cigarettes
Physical Description
fabric, silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.6 cm x 7.6 cm; 4 15/16 in x 3 in
ID Number
1999.3052.174
nonaccession number
1999.3052
catalog number
1999.3052.174
subject
Sports
Track and Field
collegiate
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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