Tobacco shop cabinet

Large tobacco cabinets. 2 large bottom cabinets, 2 large top cabinets, 1 small bottom cabinet that goes between the 2 large ones, 1 small top cabinet that goes between the 2 large ones, 1 angled shelf that goes to the center, 35 glass doors, 1 mirror, 48 cigarette drawers.

  • Accession Number 2021.05.01.1-91
  • Date 1905
  • Materials glass, metal, wood
  • Measurements 230 x 45 cm
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Historical context

This large tobacco cabinet comes from the Henri Poupart ltée tobacconist’s shop, a Montreal institution long established on Sainte-Catherine Street West. Founded in 1905, this tobacconist’s shop operated throughout the 20th century, supplying pipes, cigars, cigarettes and tobacco of all kinds to smokers in Montreal and beyond. In tobacconists’ shops, large tobacco cabinets like the one in this photo were used to store t...

  • Accession Number 2021.05.01.1-91
  • Date 1905
  • Materials glass, metal, wood
  • Measurements 230 x 45 cm
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© Collection Pointe-à-Callière, donation by Susanne Hiltebrandt,2021.005.001.1-91
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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