Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Selina Delaro, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Publisher:
Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)
Date:
1887
Medium:
Albumen photograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 3/8 × 1 1/2 in. (6 × 3.8 cm)
Classifications:
Photographs, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.202.60.32
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the brand name printed on front and Type 2 cards do not.
Inscription: Printed text above lower edge of photograph on card: Selina Delaro.
Printed text on card verso: Our Little Beauties/ CIGARETTES/ TURKISH AND VIRGINIA,/ Are the Mildest and Most Fragrant/ CIGARETTES MADE./ We Make Them Round/ WITH THE GENUINE/ FRENCH RICE PAPER/ AND PRESSED FLAT WITH THE/ Papier Ambre Saliva Proof/ That will not stick to the lips/ ALLEN & GINTER/ Manufacturers, Richmond, Va.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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