American Gentlemen

Silk ribbon with the lettering "American Gentlemen." Could be a promotional item from the old men's magazine of the same name.

Found in "The Complete Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson" published by Crowell, 1885.

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2 comments:

Tom Common said...

Hello, first off, I really enjoy your blog, this is my first comment. The item is a Cigar Silk. For information you can check out this website which explains these items better than I could. http://www.womenfolk.com/quilting_history/tobacco.htm
keep up the good work !

hotclaws said...

Nice detective work tom.

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