Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Minnie Conway as "Pocahontas," from the Fancy Dress Ball Costumes series (N107) to promote Honest Long Cut Tobacco manufactured by W. Duke Sons & Co.

Publisher:
Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)
Lithographer:
Knapp & Company (American, New York)
Date:
1889
Medium:
Commercial color lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 3/16 × 2 1/2 in. (10.6 × 6.4 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.205.107.5
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Fancy Dress Ball Costumes" series (N107), issued in a set of 50 cards in 1889 to promote Honest Long Cut Tobacco, manufactured by W. Duke Sons & Co. Each card depicts a famous actress of the day wearing an elaborate hat. Series N107 uses the same checklist of images as the smaller-format series N73. In N107, however, each image is surrounded by a colored border around the edge, expanding the size of the overall card.
Inscription: Printed text on lower portion of card: MINNIE CONWAY/ as "Pocahontas."
Printed text on card verso: Fancy Dress/ Ball Costumes../ [checklist of 50 actresses/ hats 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)
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