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From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Publisher:
Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)
Date:
1887
Medium:
Commercial color lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 5/8 × 1 1/2 in. (6.7 × 3.8 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.202.58.1
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N58), issued in 1887 to promote Our Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. The series was printed with two types of backs, one bearing the address of Allen & Ginter in Virginia and the other with the address of a London depot.
Child leaning on rifle

Inscription: Printed text below upper edge of card: Our Little Beauties
Printed text on card verso: OUR/ LITTLE/ BEAUTIES/ CIGARETTES/ TURKISH AND VIRGINIA/ ARE THE MILDEST/ AND MOST FRAGRANT/ CIGARETTES MADE./ We make them round/ WITH/ THE GENUINE/ FRENCH RICE PAPER/ AND/ PRESSED FLAT WITH THE/ Papier Ambre Saliva Proof/ THAT WILL NOT STICK TO THE LIPS./ ALLEN & GINTER/ MANUFACTURERS/ RICHMOND, VA.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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