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Civil War era Snuff Tin

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Civil War era snuff container, circa 1840’s – 1860’s. It is made of japanned tin with a crude hinged lid. It measures 2 ¾" x 1 ¾” x 1". Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries snuff production boomed, far outstripping smoking tobacco (or its US sibling, chewing tobacco). And it was even recommended by doctors as a general cure-all, particularly effective in the treatment of coughs, colds and headaches.

Many Civil War soldiers, both North and South, carried snuff in their haversacks. This snuff container has seen some use but still remains in solid condition. There is an example of this tin in The Civil War Collectors Encyclopedia, by Francis Lord (see pictures). It would make a great addition to a display of a Civil War soldier’s personal effects.


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