Lucky Sanford Cigar Box

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Title

Lucky Sanford Cigar Box

Alternative Title

Lucky Sanford Cigar Box

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Cigar industry--Florida
Cigar bands and labels--United States
Cigars

Description

A Lucky Sanford cigar box housed in the Sanford Museum, located at 520 East First Street in Downtown Sanford, florida.. The cigar box was manufactured by John J. Mauser, who opened a factory, located at 120 North Park Avenue. His cigar shop occupied the space from approximately 1910 to 1922. Mauser also manufactured Banker's Choice and Clear Havana cigars.

The cigar industry was first brought to Florida by Cuban immigrants in the 1830s and became one of the most important industries in the Southeast by the last quarter of the 19th century, with Tampa serving as the cigar manufacturing center in the state. In the late 1800s, cigar factories began to appear in various other Florida cities, such as Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Cigar manufacturing first appeared in Sanford sometime between 1909 and 1912. The Florida cigar industry came to its peak in the first quarter of the 20th century, but then declined during the Great Depression and World War II, due to the accumulation of labor union conflicts over the years, the mechanization of production, and changing consumer demands. The industry was revitalized during the 1950s as production soared, despite the decline of the number of workers. Following the Cuban Revolution of the late 1950s and the U.S. embargo on Cuban products in 1962, the Florida cigar industry again declined. The Cuban embargo included tobacco, thus forcing American cigar rollers to begin using Dominican tobacco.

Creator

Mauser, John J.

Source

Original cigar box: John J. Mauser, Sanford, Florida. Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1910-1922

Contributor

Clarke, Alicia

Has Format

Original cigar box: John J. Mauser, Sanford, Florida.

Is Format Of

Digital color image of original cigar box by Alicia Clarke: Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Is Part Of

Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Cigar Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

452 KB
752 KB
520 KB
1.08 MB
961 KB

Medium

5 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

John J. Mauser Cigar Shop, Downtown Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
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Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
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Provenance

Originally manufactured by John J. Mauser.
Original color digital image created by Alicia Clarke and owned by the Sanford Museum.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Sanford Museum and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Cigar Making in Florida." Florida Memory, Division of Library & Information Services. http://www.floridamemory.com/onlineclassroom/cigar-industry/photos/.
"Florida Cigars: Artistry, Labor, and Politics in Florida's Oldest Industry." Florida Memory, Division of Library & Information Services. http://www.floridamemory.com/photographiccollection/photo_exhibits/cigar/.
Peeples, Vernon. "Shifting from Cuba, Cigar Industry reached from Key West to Tampa." The Herald-Tribune, August 22, 2002. http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20020822/COLUMNIST63/208220355.
Robison, Jim. "Sanford's Busy Cigar-Making Business Flourished in 1920." The Orlando Sentinel, January 19, 1997. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1997-01-19/news/9701171062_1_cigar-factory-cigar-boxes-cuban-cigars.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Tampa Florida. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2007.

Transcript

LUCKY SANFORD 6c

J. J. Mauser Mgr.
LUCKY SANFORD
Sanford, Fla.

Havana Straights
LUCKY SANFORD 6c

J. J. Mauser Mgr.
LUCKY SANFORD
Sanford, Fla.

Havana Straights
LUCKY SANFORD
J. J. Mauser Mgr.
LUCKY SANFORD
Sanford, Fla.
Factory No. 292
Coll. Dist. Fla.
60

FACTORY NO. 292 COLL. DIST. FLA.
NOTICE
The manufacturers of the cigars herein contained have complied with all the the requirements of law. Every person is cautioned not to use either this box for cigars again, or the stamp thereon again, nor to remove the contents of this box without destroying said stamp under the penalties provided by law in such cases.

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5 color digital images

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