Giant Swing, from the Gymnastic Exercises series (N77) for Duke brand cigarettes
Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)
Commercial color lithograph
Sheet: 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (7 x 3.8 cm)
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Gymnastic Exercises" series (N77), issued in a set of 25 cards in 1887 to promote W. Duke Sons & Co. brand cigarettes. There are two versions of the series. All images are the same but the printed text is blue in one set and brown in the other.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Inscription: Printed text along upper edge of card in brown ink: GIANT SWING. Printed text on lower edge of card in blue ink: W. DUKE SONS & CO./ THE LARGEST CIGARETTE/ MANUFACTURERS IN THE WORLD. Printed text on verso of card: GYMNASTIC EXERCISES/ PACKED IN/ DUKE'S CIGARETTES/ [checklist of 25 exercises included in series]/ MANUFACTURED BY/ W. DUKE SONS & CO./ NEW YORK & DURHAM, N.C.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American)