Artwork : ArchiveNo00184

Cigarette Packet 1900


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Artefact

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Contributor

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ContributionForm
Contributor Name Sharon Lock
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Profession

Location Milton
Collection Date 13.12.08 12.58pm
Artefact Name Cigarette Packet
Artefact Description Light green cardboard with Art Nouveau design and lettering. Orange and navy-blue design. It contained ten cigarettes. Text reads ‘Wild Woodbine Cigarettes, WD & Howills. Bristol & London.’ On the side text reads ’10 Cigarettes’.
6 x 3.5cm
Fair condition – some scuffing and water-damage.
Artefact Date 1900
Artefact Stored Kitchen window-sill
Artefact Form

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Sample Taken Green card from inside
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History of Artefact It was found in February 2008 underneath the floorboards in the bathroom. It would have belonged to the builder who built the house in approximately 1900. These were cheap and readily available. ‘They were sold in smaller quantities because people had less money. This is quite a common object. Very ephemeral and of its time.’ Historians
Historian John Stedman, Rosalinda Hardiman
Previous Owners Possibly the builder or one of his employees
Special Memories ‘It gives us a connection to the builders who also lived in our house. There have only been three families who have lived in our house.’
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