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Antique Vintage Patriotic First Cabinet Embossed Cigar Label, Grand Rapids, MI 1900s - 1910s

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Antique Vintage Patriotic First Cabinet Embossed Cigar Label made by the Van Dam Cigar Company out of Grand Rapids, Michigan 1900s - 1910s

8 1/2" x 6 3/4" ~

Great patriotic label featuring our Founding Fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and Hendrick Knox.

This is the rarer Original version.

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 the 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 Antique Vintage Patriotic First Cabinet Embossed Cigar Label, Grand Rapids, MI 1900s - 1910s is evocative, to say the least, but that's why you're drawn to it in the first place.

Inventory Last Updated: Aug 19, 2022