Artwork : ArchiveNo00041

Cigarette Box 1907






Contributor Name Mr David Davis
Contributor Image Mr_David_Davis_00041.jpg

Location Buckland, Portsmouth
Collection Date 06.10.07 12.30pm
Artefact Name Cigarette Box
Artefact Description Cardboard box with cigarette. The box has an inscription inside the lid describing the occasion for its presentation. Crest of Portsmouth and date (November 14 1907) on the front.
Good condition.
Artefact Date 1907
Artefact Stored Chest of drawers at home
Artefact Form

Artefact Image Cigarette_Box_and_cigarette_00041.jpg
Sample Taken Paper from inside cigarette box
Sample Image

History of Artefact Given to Mr David Davis's grandfather (G.J Davis) who were builders and contractors in Portsmouth.

Historian - 'The Mayor at the time was F.G Foster.
The box would be presented as a commemorative gift to officers at the Lord Mayor's dinner. In celebration of the German Imperial Yacht and ships (Scharnhorst, Konigsberg, Sleipner).'
Historian Katy Ball
Previous Owners Mr. G.J Davis
Special Memories 'My grandmother used to bring out objects to keep me amused as a child.'
Artwork Image 00041_cigarette_box_-_artwork.jpg

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