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The Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition

Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition Envelope

This illustrated envelope depicts the site of the Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition, an event held in Richmond from October 3, 1888, to November 21, 1888.

 

Original Author: Unknown

Created: ca. 1888

Medium: Illustrated envelope

Courtesy of The Valentine

Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition Souvenir Coin (front)

This is the front side of an embossed coin that commemorates the Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition, an event held in Richmond in 1888. The P. Whitlock Cheroot and Cigar Company of Richmond created this metal souvenir to advertise its tobacco products.

Original Author: P. Whitlock Cheroot and Cigar Company

Created: 1888

Medium: Metal souvenir coin

Courtesy of The Valentine

Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition Souvenir Coin (reverse)

The reverse side of a souvenir metal coin features a close facsimile of Uncle Remus, a well-known fictional character of a former slave created by Joel Chandler Harris. The P. Whitlock Cheroot and Cigar Company of Richmond trademarked this familiar image to advertise its tobacco products. At the top of the coin it reads, "Smoke Old Virginia Cheroots"; at center, the price for the small cigars is listed as "5 for 10cts." The Whitlock Company created this coin to commemorate the Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition, an event held in Richmond in 1888.

Original Author: P. Whitlock Cheroot and Cigar Company

Created: 1888

Medium: Metal souvenir coin

Courtesy of The Valentine

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  • Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition Envelope

    This illustrated envelope depicts the site of the Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition, an event held in Richmond from October 3, 1888, to November 21, 1888.

     

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: ca. 1888

    Medium: Illustrated envelope

    Courtesy of The Valentine

  • Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition Souvenir Coin (front)

    This is the front side of an embossed coin that commemorates the Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition, an event held in Richmond in 1888. The P. Whitlock Cheroot and Cigar Company of Richmond created this metal souvenir to advertise its tobacco products.

    Original Author: P. Whitlock Cheroot and Cigar Company

    Created: 1888

    Medium: Metal souvenir coin

    Courtesy of The Valentine

  • Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition Souvenir Coin (reverse)

    The reverse side of a souvenir metal coin features a close facsimile of Uncle Remus, a well-known fictional character of a former slave created by Joel Chandler Harris. The P. Whitlock Cheroot and Cigar Company of Richmond trademarked this familiar image to advertise its tobacco products. At the top of the coin it reads, "Smoke Old Virginia Cheroots"; at center, the price for the small cigars is listed as "5 for 10cts." The Whitlock Company created this coin to commemorate the Virginia Agricultural, Mechanical and Tobacco Exposition, an event held in Richmond in 1888.

    Original Author: P. Whitlock Cheroot and Cigar Company

    Created: 1888

    Medium: Metal souvenir coin

    Courtesy of The Valentine