Rare Early-Mid 20Th C Tramp/Folk/Prison Art Vint Folded Lucky Strike Pack Craft

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Seller: modsanctuary ✉️ (1,367) 100%, Location: Milford, New Hampshire, US, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 264998996627 RARE EARLY-MID 20TH C TRAMP/FOLK/PRISON ART VINT FOLDED LUCKY STRIKE PACK CRAFT. Killer (no pun intended.). 7 1⁄2" Width x 3 3⁄4" inner (circle) Width x 2" Height. [Estate fresh, 100% untouched & undisturbed]. Weight: 3.9 oz. Condition: Good-Very Good overall vint cond: Estate fresh, new to the marketplace & absolutely 100% untouched & in outstanding, very well-pres vint cond. This is an earlier pc of American Folk Art or period Tramp Art, most likely executed by incarcerated prisoners in a local jail or state penitentiary, since they had lg amnts of free time to dedicate to such elaborate & completely hand made, origami style, folded cigarette soft pack, printed paper dec accessories, hand bags, wreaths & garlands. Tobacco use wasn't frowned upon during the early-the mid-20th c & prisoners would be rationed off 'straight' tobacco cigarettes, in the form of popular Lucky Strike, Chesterfield & Camel cigarettes, which came in a soft paper pack. The makers of these pcs would take the cigarette packs, which were left over after the cigarettes were smoked & use the pckgng as paper raw mat to intricately create these amazing displays of vint American Folk Art craft. Absolutely gorgeous. A real killer (no pun intended.), Size: Small (up to 12in.), Region of Origin: US-Northeast, Artist: Unknown, Style: Folk Art, Tramp Art, Prison Art, Listed By: Dealer or Reseller, Material: Paper & Papier Mache, Unit of Sale: Single-Piece Work, Time Period Manufactured: 1900-1949, Type: Soft paper sculpture (origami style), Tied with brown cotton string: 100% paper construction & string, Year of Production: Circa 1920-1955, Authentic, period item: Original, Most likely pre-WWII: Native American ceremonial necklace or wreath, Item Width: 7 1⁄2" Width, Color: Multi-Color, Subject: Western, Native American, Luck Strike 'straight' cigarette packs: Assembled from multiple soft cigarette packs, Most likely made by prisoners: 70 to 100 years old, American Folk Art: Tramp Art, Prison Art: Art & craft made by incarcerated prisoners, American: Vintage, Cigarette soft pack paper: Origami, 100% hand made: Hand folded, Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original, Item Height: 7 1⁄2" Height

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