Slanting Ladder, from the Gymnastic Exercises series (N77) for Duke brand cigarettes
Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)
Commercial color lithograph
Sheet: 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (7 x 3.8 cm)
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Gymnastic Exercises" series (N77), issued in a set of 25 cards in 1887 to promote W. Duke Sons & Co. brand cigarettes. There are two versions of the series. All images are the same but the printed text is blue in one set and brown in the other.
Inscription: Printed text on upper edge of card in brown ink: SLANTING LADDER Printed text on lower edge of card in blue ink: W. DUKE SONS & CO./ THE LARGEST CIGARETTE/ MANUFACTURERS IN THE WORLD. Printed text on verso of card: GYMNASTIC EXERCISES/ PACKED IN/ DUKE'S CIGARETTES/ [checklist of 25 exercises included in series]/ MANUFACTURED BY/ W. DUKE SONS & CO./ NEW YORK & DURHAM, N.C.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)