Cigar Store IndianMade in United States, North and Central America
Late 19th century
Artist/maker unknown, American
Probably pine (originally painted)
1950-92-85Bequest of Lisa Norris Elkins, 1950
LabelThe image of the American Indian became popular in American art at the end of the nineteenth century, when the era of western settlement was drawing to a close. Already associated with the introduction of tobacco to Europeans, Native Americans were often depicted in American tobacco advertisements.
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