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This tobacco tin was found in the southeast room of the East Building at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Johnson County. The Mission was built in 1839 for the Shawnee Tribe and closed in 1862. The life of the building did not end there as during the Civil War troops were quartered there and later it saw use as a dance hall, dairy bottling plant, apartments and a boarding house until becoming property of the state in 1927. The green and gold label states the Patterson's Tuxedo Tobacco is specially prepared for Pipe and Cigarette. It features a man in a tuxedo sitting at a table smoking his pipe. The tobacco was manufactured by the American Tobacco Co. under the brand name of R A Patterson Tob Co. The back of the tin notes that the tobacco is "The perfection of 50 years of experience in the tobacco business." Furthermore, "It does not make the tongue nor mouth sore." The kidney-shaped tin was meant to be carried in a picket and came with a striker plate on the base.

Date: 1901-1927

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Item Number: 443196
Call Number: 14JO362-3-14 & 14JO362-3-14
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443196

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