Louis James in Italian Costume of the 15th Century, from the set Actors and Actresses, Second Series (N71) for Duke brand cigarettes
Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)
Lithography by Knapp & Company (American, New York)
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 "Actors and Actresses" Second Series (N71), issued in a set of 50 cards in 1888-90 to promote W. Duke Sons & Co. brand cigarettes.
Inscription: Printed text along lower portion of car: LOUIS JAMES,/ ITALIAN COSTUME,/ 15TH CENTURY. Printed text on verso of card: PORTRAITS OF OUR LEADING/ ACTORS AND ACTRESSES/ in the Costumes of All Nations/ from 600 B.C. to the present time./ Packed in/ DUKE'S CIGARETTES/ [checklist of 50 actors included in series]/ The above 50 comprises Series No. 2/ Fifty other varieties in Series No. 1/ Knapp & Co., Lithographers, N.Y.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)