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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Edward C. Sloan, American, 1894–1987
Retailer: Brown-Williamson Tobacco Corporation
Maker: General Electric Plastics Dept.

Cigarette Box

patented 1935

"Textolite" plastic, chrome-plated steel

3 3/8 × 5 × 3 3/16 in. (8.573 × 12.7 × 8.096 cm)
Gift of Patricia E. Kane, Ph.D. 1987, and W. Scott Braznell, Art.A. 1967
Designed in Geneva, Illinois
20th century
Containers - Plastic

The box was a gift to W. Scott Braznell from Nancy Stiner of Hamden, Connecticut, in the spring of 1999.


“Acquisitions 2001,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2002): 124.

Kristina Wilson, Livable Modernism: Interior Decorating and Design during the Great Depression (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2004), 50-52, fig. 1.26.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 84, fig. 8.

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