Exhibitions/ Art Object

Marie Jansen in costume of French maid in 1800, from the set Actors and Actresses, First Series (N70) for Duke brand cigarettes

Publisher:
Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)
Lithographer:
Lithography by Knapp & Company (American, New York)
Date:
1888–89
Medium:
Commercial color lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (7 x 3.8 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.204.70.1
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Actors and Actresses" First Series (N70), issued in a set of 50 cards in 1888-89 to promote W. Duke Sons & Co. brand cigarettes.
Inscription: Printed text along lower portion of car: MARIE JANSEN/ IN COSTUME OF/ FRENCH MAID./ DATE 1800.
Printed text on verso of card: PORTRAITS OF OUR LEADING/ ACTORS AND ACTRESSES/ in the Costumes of All Nations/ from 600 BC to the present time./ Packed in/ DUKE'S CIGARETTES/ [checklist of 50 actors included in series]/ The above 50 comprises Series No. 1/ Fifty other varieties in Series No. 2/ Knapp & Co., Lithographers, N.Y.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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