Edelweiss, Sadie Martinot, from the Fairest Flowers of the World series (N106) to promote Honest Long Cut Tobacco manufactured by W. Duke Sons & Co.
Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)
Knapp & Company (American, New York)
Commercial color lithograph
Sheet: 4 1/4 × 2 1/2 in. (10.8 × 6.3 cm)
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Fairest Flowers of the World" series (N106), issued in a set of 50 cards in 1888 to promote Honest Long Cut Tobacco, manufactured by W. Duke Sons & Co. The cards pair a famous actress of the day with a flower surrounded by a floral design. There are seven different border designs in this set.
Inscription: Printed text at lower left: SADIE MARTINOT. Printed text at lower right: EDELWEISS. Printed text on card verso: Fairest Flowers/ in the World./ [checklist of 50 actresses/ flowers included in series]/ Packed in/ Honest Long Cut,/ The Best Smoking and/ Chewing Tobacco./ Manufactured by/ W. Duke Sons & Co./ New York./ KNAPP & CO. LITH. N.Y.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)