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Chinese Cigarette Case

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration1943

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives

Gold cigarette case with Chinese characters engraved on the inside meaning "Chiang Soong May Ling," which is the full name of Madame Chiang Kai-shek who gave the case to Franklin D. Roosevelt, presumably during her visit to the White House in February 1943. FDR Library Museum Collection, MO 1968.25.50.

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  • Title: Chinese Cigarette Case
  • Creator: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Date: 1943
  • Location: China
  • Physical Dimensions: Gold cigarette case. Dimensions of case open: 3"h x 6"w x 4 3/8"d; dimensions of case closed: 3/8"h x 6"w x 3 1/4"d

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