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Object Name: Tobacco in original packaging
Date: ca. 1910
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Medium: Tobacco, textile, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 3 x 2 x 1 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Richmond
Description: Tobacco in original yellow cloth drawstring bag with head of bulldog and name "BINGO SHREDDED PLUG TOBACCO" printed on front; "NOT MADE BY A TRUST" printed on dog's collar; Internal Revenue Service tax stamp for one ounce of tobacco affixed across top of bag.
Object Number: INV.737
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Marks: printed: on front of bag: "BINGO / SHREDDED / PLUG TOBACCO" and "NOT MADE BY A TRUST" (on dog's collar) printed: on back of bag: "BINGO / . . . / THE UNITED STATES / TOBACCO CO. / RICHMOND, VA. / Factory No. 15, 2d Dist., of Va. / NOTICE.--The manufacturers of / this Tobacco have complied with / all the requirements of law. . . / . . ." printed: on IRS tax stamp: "U.S. INTER. / REV. / ACT OF AUGUST 5, 1909 / ONE OUNCE / BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING / SERIES OF 1910 / . . . / TAX PAID" printed: on paper label affixed to back of bag: "TOBACCO WORKERS INTERNATIONAL / UNION. / UNION MADE / [etc.]"