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1910s Antique Patriotic Wide Awake Cigar Label, US Navy, Great White Fleet!

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1910s Antique Patriotic Wide Awake Cigar Label, US Navy, Great White Fleet!

4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

President Theodore Roosevelt dispatched 16 U.S. Navy battleships of the Atlantic Fleet and various escorts on a worldwide voyage of circumnavigating the globe from 16 December 1907 to 22 February 1909. Roosevelt sought to demonstrate growing American military power and blue-water navy capability. The hulls were painted white, the Navy's peacetime color scheme, and decorated with gilded scrollwork with a red, white, and blue banner on their bows. The superstructures were painted buff. These ships would later come to be known as the Great White Fleet by far the largest and most powerful fleet that had ever circled the globe.

Amazing Gold embossed label. Most companies at the time used real gold flakes in the embossing.

Imagine hanging this over 100-year-old antique advertising on your wall as home decor in any room!

Cigar labels show you what antique advertising is all about with the wonderful graphics that lithography and embossing provided that modern printing just can't reproduce. This was mostly a lost art after the 1920s unfortunately. Cigar Labels are a reminder of a bygone era but the amazing lithography process is unparalleled even to this day in my opinion. Museums and Art Institutes have galleries dedicated to them and more and more of them and collectors are seeking these out to preserve their history. Once the limited supply for sale is gone and on display with collectors or in galleries then they will be very difficult to acquire.

My pictures seriously don't do it justice. These had to be done on heavy paper stock which makes them stay vibrant and new looking for a long time.

This item has reached full antique status.

Most of these artists were very good but desperate for work during that era and got paid very little and received no recognition for their work. Unfortunately, the majority of these artists will remain unknown but we can keep their art alive forever.
The 1910s Antique Patriotic Wide Awake Cigar Label, US Navy, Great White Fleet! is the product you didn't think you need, but once you have it, something you won't want to live without.

Inventory Last Updated: Dec 01, 2022