Badger Cigar Company Exhibit
How Did We Date Our Cigar Boxes?
With even just a partial amount of a given stamp intact, we were able to narrow down dates to a particular decade or year, and if a cancellation date were printed (as seen on the first, middle, and last stamps above), the exact day. Tax stamps are an extremely useful tool for dating cigar boxes because federal tax laws and tax stamps changed quite often.
Milwaukee Company in Profile: F.F. Adams & Co.
Other Tobacco Companies That Were Based in Milwaukee
Williams and Brenckle
Geo. Allanson Co.
Cigar Box Art
By Ben Locke,
Museum Intern, Marquette University Anthropology Graduate