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Fiery-Tailed Sun Bird, from Birds of the Tropics series (N38) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Publisher:
Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)
Lithographer:
George S. Harris & Sons (American, Philadelphia)
Date:
1889
Medium:
Commercial color lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (7.3 x 8.3 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.202.38.12
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Birds of the Tropics" series (N38), issued in 1889 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "Birds of the Tropics" set (N5), including the corresponding small card design with other pictorial matter added.
Inscription: Printed text along upper edge of card: FIERY-TAILED SUN BIRD.
Printed text on left portion of card: Richmond/ Straight Cut No. 1/ Cigarettes/ Are the Best.
Printed text on verso of card: BIRDS of the TROPICS,/ ONE PACKED IN EACH BOX OF 20/ Richmond Straight Cut No. 1 Cigarettes./ [full checklist of the 50 birds in series]/ Allen + Ginter/ Richmond, Virginia/ GEO. S. HARRIS & SONS, LITH. PHILA.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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