From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products
Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)
Commercial color lithograph
Sheet: 2 5/8 × 1 1/2 in. (6.7 × 3.8 cm)
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
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)