Snuff box, England, 1771-1830

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Title

Snuff box, England, 1771-1830

Subject

A Sentimental Journey

Description

This is a photograph of a snuff box from the 18th century. In A Sentimental Journey, Yorick trades his tortoise shell snuff box with the Monk's horn snuff box because he feels guilty for not giving him money and insulting him earlier.

about item itself: Two gentlemen are pictured sitting at a table surrounded by tobacco and smoking pipes. One is comforting the other who is being sick after too much smoking. The illustration is titled ‘A Beast’, probably referring to the effects shown in the picture. The papier mâché box was used to store snuff, tobacco that is snorted or inhaled through the nose. Snuff, a powdered form of tobacco, was popular in the 1700s and 1800s for its stimulating nicotine boost and was also believed to help relieve common colds and stop snoring.

Creator

unknown

Source

https://wellcomecollection.org/works/sybwrc94

Publisher

wellcomecollection

Date

1771-1830

Contributor

Liza Egorova

Files

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Citation

unknown, “Snuff box, England, 1771-1830,” Enlightenmens, accessed February 8, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/662.

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