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Life of Ezra Cornell, from the Histories of Poor Boys and Famous People series of booklets (N79) for Duke brand cigarettes

Publisher:
Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)
Lithographer:
Lithography by Knapp & Company (American, New York)
Date:
1888
Medium:
Commercial color lithograph
Dimensions:
Overall (Booklet closed): 2 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (7 × 3.8 cm) Overall (Booklet open): 2 3/4 × 2 7/8 in. (7 × 7.3 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.204.79.13
Not on view
Miniature booklets from the "Histories of Poor Boys and Other Famous People" series (N79), issued in a set of 50 booklets in 1888 to promote W. Duke Sons & Co. brand cigarettes. Each booklet consists of 16 pages with covers and includes the rags to riches biography of a famous figure.
Inscription: Printed text along upper edge of cover: Life of
Printed text along lower edge of cover: EZRA CORNELL.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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