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A Rich History Of Cigar Making

March 30, 2012
By Karen Livsey - archivist , Fenton History Center

One odd but interesting-looking artifact that is in the collection of the Fenton History Center is a cigar mold. Readers may be wondering why a cigar mold is part of the collection of local history items here. Cigars were made in Jamestown in the late 1800s and early 1900s. During that period of history in the United States there were thousands of cigar manufacturers. The cigars were often made in homes and in small business establishments employing only a few workers.

 
 

 

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