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Actress wearing white sleeveless bodice with blue floral details, from Stars of the Stage, First Series (N129) issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. to promote Honest Long Cut Tobacco

Publisher:
Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)
Artist:
Original lithograph by Knapp & Company (American, New York)
Date:
1890
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:
63.350.206.129.19
Not on view
Trade cards from the set "Stars of the Stage, First Series" (N129), issued in an unnumbered set of 25 cards in 1890 by W. Duke Sons & Co. to promote Honest Long Cut Tobacco.
Inscription: Printed text on verso of card: Stars of the Stage/ 25 Different Cards/ packed in/ Duke's Honest Long Cut/ for Smoking and Chewing./ Manufactured by/ W. Duke Sons & Co./ Durham, N.C. and New York./ THROUGH THE KINDNESS OF MESSRS. W. DUKE SONS & CO. WE ARE/ PERMITTED TO STATE THAT WE BELIEVE THIS SERIES TO BE/ ONE OF THE HANDSOMEST EVER LITHOGRAPHED. THE/ VARIETY AND HARMONY OF COLOR, THE BEAUTIFUL/ FLESH TINTS, THE PERFECT PRINTING- ALL/ STAMP THE WORK AS UNEQUALLED./ KNAPP & COMPANY,/ LITHOGRAPHERS, N.Y.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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