Shortstop, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)
Albumen photograph
Sheet: 2 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (7 x 3.5 cm)
Photographs, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
Not on view
Trade cards from the "Girl Baseball Players" series (N48), issued in 1886 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights and Dixie Cigarettes. There are two types of card in the series. Type 1 shows a female baseball player in a uniform with a polka dotted bib, and most often the cards are numbered. Type 2 depicts a female baseball player in a standard uniform with her player position noted on the image.
Inscription: Printed text on image at upper right: Virginia/ Brights/ Cigarettes
Printed text on image at lower right: No. [faded, unclear]/ Short Stop
[Verso of card not visible as pasted onto album page].
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American)