Card No. 6, from the advertising card series "Cabinet Photos, Allen & Ginter" (H807, Type 2), issued by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Albumen print, cabinet card
Sheet: 6 1/2 x 4 3/16 in. (16.5 x 10.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
Burdick 5, H807.1
  • Description

    Cabinet card photographs issued as advertising cards for the series "Cabinet Photos, Allen & Ginter" (H807), issued in the mid-1880s to promote Allen & Ginter cigarette brands. There are four types of cards in the series: Type 1 cards are labeled "Black Stocking Nine"; Type 2 cards depict the "Polka Dot Nine"; Type 3 cards are titled "Girl Cyclists"; and Type 4 cards represent "Yacht Club Contestants".

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Printed text on image at lower right: A No. 6.
    Printed text on lower edge of card: POLKA DOT NINE./ ALLEN & GINTER'S/ VIRGINIA BRIGHT CIGARETTES./ HAND MADE. CROP OF 1884.
    [Card verso not visible as it is affixed to original album page].

  • Provenance

    Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)