Exhibitions/ Art Object

1st Base, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Publisher:
Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)
Date:
1886
Medium:
Albumen photograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (7 x 3.5 cm)
Classifications:
Photographs, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.203.48.1
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Girl Baseball Players" series (N48), issued in 1886 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights and Dixie Cigarettes. There are two types of card in the series. Type 1 shows a female baseball player in a uniform with a polka dotted bib, and most often the cards are numbered. Type 2 depicts a female baseball player in a standard uniform with her player position noted on the image.
Inscription: Printed text on image at upper left: Virginia/ Brights/ Cigarettes
Printed text on image at lower left: No. 3/ 1st Base.
Printed text on card verso: THE unexceptionally fine/ crop of Tobacco pro-/duced in the BRIGHT DIS-/TRICTS of VIRGINIA and/ NORTH CAROLINA in 1884,/ enables us to now furnish/ Smokers with a brand of/ Cigarettes, that for fine/ flavor, taste and aroma, has/ never been equalled in/ Cigarettes that are sold at popular prices./ The "VIRGINIA BRIGHTS"/ will be found to smoke un-/ usually mild, giving great/ comfort and satisfaction to/ those who inhale the smoke/ of their Cigarettes./ ALLEN & GINTER,/ MANUFACTURERS,/ Richmond, Virginia.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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