Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar Label
Custom House Museum | Bumpus Gallery
April 28 - October 2023
From the 1880s into the early 20th century, cigar manufacturers provided an avenue for the lithographic arts to flourish. Layering up to 10 colors in a stone-lithography process and even adding gold embellishments and stamped embossing, the images sold cigars through romantic landscapes, patriotic figures, and Grecian representations of women. In Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar, the display will showcase the rich breadth of artwork created during the golden age of cigar box labels related to Key West and Cuba.