I ran across a web site dedicated to the history of the cigar box, and because of the interesting content of the site, I thought you all might like to visit the site. It's quite educational. Here's the link: Tony Hyman's Cigar History Museum
Their glossary of cigar terminology is also an interesting read, as much of the vocabulary originates in Cuban Spanish only to be "re-interpreted" by Americans and Europeans to form a unique version of Spanglish. Other sections of the site describes different kinds of boxes, different kinds of hinges and clasps (hardware) and artwork. These my serve as sources of inspiration for those who build their own boxes and would like to decorate them like cigar boxes. For you musically talented folks, check out their Cigar Songs page. What's more appropriate to play on your cigar box than a cigar song? Also, for a bit of humor, check out the Bad Brand Names page and the Brand Names You Can't Use Today page.
Well, enjoy the site. If you have similar cigar box history related links, let me know by posting them here.