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Arab Attacked by Lion (green background), from the Scenes of Perilous Occupations series (N86) for Duke brand cigarettes

Publisher:
Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)
Lithographer:
Knapp & Company (American, New York)
Date:
1888
Medium:
Commercial color lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 1 1/2 × 2 3/4 in. (3.8 × 7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.204.86.194
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Scenes of Perilous Occupations" series (N86), issued in a set of 50 cards in 1888 to promote W. Duke Sons & Co. brand cigarettes. There are four variations of the cards with different background colors: green, grey, yellow, and violet. The verso of each card relates the dangers inherent to the occupation depicted on the recto.
Inscription: Printed text along lower edge of card: Arab Attacked by Lion
Printed text on verso of card: [description of dangers of occupation]/ 50 Scenes of Perilous Occupations/ Packed in/ Duke's/ CIGARETTES/ KNAPP & CO. N.Y.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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