Horma Black & White Cigar Case

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Identifier

KKBOC0020

Title

Horma Black & White Cigar Case

Description

A cigar tin. On the top is an illustration of a black man smoking a cigar with a caricatured bright red lips. The man wears a tuxedo with a flower pinned to his lapel. At the top of the box, the word "Bolknak" is printed in thin red-orange letters, matching the man's lips. Two inches from the bottom of the box, the word "Horma" appears in bold, art-deco red font, again the same colour as the man's lips. At the bottom is a black banner, on which is printed "Black & White" in white text. Around the tin's lid is a red-orange banner. The bottom of the box is gold coloured and worn. The box itself is quite flimsy and worn, and does not open or close easily.

Horma stands for Horst & Maas Sigaren. A sigar factory founded in 1904, and closed in 1953.

Creator

Horma

Type

Koloniale Boekjes en Artefacten

Relation

Collection of colonial booklets, memorabilia, etc. from around the world.

Source

The Black Archives

Format

Cigar Tin

Subject

Black Man

Coverage

Cigar, Tuxedo, Flower, Glove, Smoke

Date

c.1930s

Physical Dimensions

17x10x1.5

Country of Production

Nederlands

Keywords

Metal Tin, Cigars, Illustration, Caricature

Rightholder

Horma

Archived By

Richard Weaver, Isabelle Britto

Citation

Horma, “Horma Black & White Cigar Case,” The Black Archives, accessed February 7, 2023, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/21.
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