Lithographic Stone "Tobacco Girl"

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Lithographic Stone "Tobacco Girl"
Collins, Lori D.
Doering, Travis F.
University of South Florida
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1 online resource


Subjects / Keywords:
Lithography -- Printing ( lcsh )
Cigar bands and labels ( lcsh )
Chromolithography ( lcsh )
3D model ( Format/Resource type )


This lithographic stone is just one of the many stones that were used to create the “Tobacco Girl” cigar label. In the “golden era” of the cigar industry from the 1890s to the 1920s, cigars were often advertised adorned with ornate, colorful labels, and it was not uncommon for more than 20 of these stones to be utilized to make each label, as each color in the advertisement needed its own stone. The process is called stone lithography or chromolithography, and was the preferred method for creating labels until photo-mechanical labels began to appear. This object is part of the University of South Florida Libraries Special Collections. We are using 3D imaging, photogrammetry, and other tools to make our object collections more broadly accessible and relatable for researchers and the interested public. These 3D models are also assisting with conservation, preservation, and archival documentation.
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Hashtags: library, history, historical, heritage, florida, education, photogrammetry, 3d-model, tampa, cigars, university-of-south-florida, special-collectons

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Source Institution:
University of South Florida
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
U44-00111 ( USFLDC DOI )
u44.111 ( USFLDC Handle )
e9855ad727154b1184ed4220f6b219a9 ( Sketchfab:DataUID )

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3D Models Digital Documentation Collection

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