From the series "Sports Girls" (C190), issued by the American Cigarette Company, Ltd., Montreal, to promote Gloria Cigarettes
Issued by the American Cigarette Company, Ltd. (Montreal)
Commercial color lithograph
Sheet: 2 5/8 x 1 7/16 in. (6.6 x 3.7 cm)
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Not on view
Insert cards from the series "Sports Girls" (C190), issued ca. 1890 in Canada by the American Cigarette Company, Ltd., Montreal, to promote Gloria Cigarettes. The set has two variations of markings on verso and some card backs are blank. The Canadian issue (C190) is similar to the the American series "Sports Girls" (N463). Although entitled "Sports Girls," the series depicts women playing sports as well as chorus girls in costume.
Chorus girl dressed in military-inspired jacket
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Inscription: Printed text on lower edge of card: GLORIA CIGARETTES. Printed text on card verso: The leading and/ popular brands/ of/ Cigarettes/ are:-/ SWEET CAPORAL./ OLD JUDGE./ Special Favours./ GLORIA/ WHITE CAPS/ DUCK/ and Casino- all/ tobacco- Cigarettes./ AMERICAN CIGARETTE CO./ Manufacturers/ MONTREAL.