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Cigarette case


Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06196.120 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1918/03/27 Pagination: 2" x 3"

Summary of Content: Cigarette case, inscribed "J.H.H." on outside; "V.E.B. to J.H.H. March 27-1918" on inside.

People: Hilldring, John H., 1895-1974

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: World War IGiftTobacco and Smoking

Sub Era: World War I

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