Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Actress wearing strings of pearls (Die-Cut), from the Tinted Photos series (N89) for Duke brand cigarettes

Publisher:
Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)
Date:
1887
Medium:
Die-cut photolithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 3/16 × 1 5/16 in. (5.5 × 3.3 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.204.89.76
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Tinted Photos" series (N89), issued in 1887 to promote W. Duke Sons & Co. brand cigarettes. There are two variations within the series. 50 cards in the set depict unnamed actresses on a traditional-sized tobacco card with an ad for Duke cigarettes on both recto and verso. 50 more cards in the set repeat the same imagery of the same actresses but are die-cut and display the ad for Duke only on the verso. The total set of 100 cards is unnumbered.
Inscription: Printed horizontal text on verso of card: 50/ STYLES/ TINTED PHOTOS/ One in each/ PACKAGE/ OF/ Duke's CIGARETTES.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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