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L.E. Meyers, Runner, from World's Champions, Second Series (N43) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Publisher:
Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)
Lithographer:
Lindner, Eddy & Claus (American, New York)
Date:
1888
Medium:
Commercial lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 15/16 x 3 1/4 in. (7.4 x 8.3 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.202.43.35
Not on view
Trade cards from "World's Champions," Second Series (N43), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes.
Inscription: Printed text on lower portion of card: L.E. MEYERS/ RUNNER/ 880 YDS, 1 MIN- 55 2/5 SEC-
Printed text on verso of card: SECOND SERIES./ THE WORLD'S CHAMPIONS,/ One packed in each box of 20 RICHMOND STRAIGHT CUT NO 1 CIGARETTES./ [checklist of all 50 athletes included in series, broken into subsets of cyclists, baseball players, all around athletes, lawn tennis players, wrestlers, skaters, pole vaulters, pedestrians-walkers, pedestrians-runners, pedestrians-go-as-you-please, pugilists, high jumpers, weight lifters, hammer throwers, oarsmen, club swingers, and swimmers]/ ALLEN & GINTER/ Richmond, Virginia./ Lith. Lindner, Eddy & Clauss, N.Y.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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