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Allen & Ginter

Allen and Ginter, a tobacco manufacturing company founded in 1865 by John Allen and Lewis Ginter in Richmond, Virginia, created the first cigarette cards for collecting and trading in the United States. The first tobacco company to employ female labor, by 1886 they had 1,100 employees, predominantly girls, who rolled the cigarettes.

The Company history ended when in 1880, Allen and Ginter offered a prize for the invention of the machine able to roll cigarettes. Inventor James Albert Bonsack won the prize. But all but one of the large tobacco manufacturers, including Allen and Ginter itself, declined to buy the machine because it was not 100% reliable. James Buchanan Duke did buy the machine invention in 1885 and by 1890 he had consolidated his four major competitors, including Allen & Ginter, and formed the American Tobacco Company. The "Allen & Ginter Company" was no more, but Lewis Ginter sat on the board of the American Tobacco Company.
Plate 4, from the Fans of the Period series (N7) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands
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Java, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Java, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 6, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 6, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virgin...

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 bas... more

From the Girls and Children series (N65) promoting Richmond Gem Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N65) promoting Richmond Gem Cigare...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N65), issued ca. 1886 to promote Virginia Brights, Richmond Gem, Richmond Straight Cut No. 1, and Opera Puffs Cigarettes, all distributed by Allen & Ginter Toba... more

From the Girls and Children series (N65) promoting Richmond Gem Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N65) promoting Richmond Gem Cigare...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N65), issued ca. 1886 to promote Virginia Brights, Richmond Gem, Richmond Straight Cut No. 1, and Opera Puffs Cigarettes, all distributed by Allen & Ginter Toba... more

Lapland, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Lapland, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Japan, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Japan, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 1, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 1, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virgin...

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 bas... more

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

Pitcher, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virgi...

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 bas... more

Card 1, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 1, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virgin...

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 bas... more

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

Stealing Second, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) f...

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 bas... more

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Ci...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N64), issued in 1886 to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. This series was printed with blank card versos. Issued by Allen & Gin... more

Morocco, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Morocco, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Kirghiz, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Kirghiz, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

From the Girls and Children series (N65) promoting Richmond Straight Cut Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N65) promoting Richmond Straight C...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N65), issued ca. 1886 to promote Virginia Brights, Richmond Gem, Richmond Straight Cut No. 1, and Opera Puffs Cigarettes, all distributed by Allen & Ginter Toba... more

Eskimo, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Eskimo, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Patagonia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Patagonia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Australia (Indian), from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Australia (Indian), from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Greece, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Greece, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

American, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

American, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter ...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Ci...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N64), issued in 1886 to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. This series was printed with blank card versos. Issued by Allen & Gin... more

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Ci...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N64), issued in 1886 to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. This series was printed with blank card versos. Issued by Allen & Gin... more

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Ci...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N64), issued in 1886 to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. This series was printed with blank card versos. Issued by Allen & Gin... more

Card 4, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 4, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 1) for Virgin...

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 bas... more

1st Base, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Dixie Cigarettes

1st Base, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Dixi...

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 bas... more

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

2nd Base, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virg...

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 bas... more

Card 3, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 3, from the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virgin...

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 bas... more

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

From the Girl Baseball Players series (N48, Type 2) for Virginia Brigh...

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 bas... more

Peru, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Peru, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Ci...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N64), issued in 1886 to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. This series was printed with blank card versos. Issued by Allen & Gin... more

China, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

China, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cig...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Abyssinia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Abyssinia, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Siam, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Siam, from the Natives in Costume series (N16) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Natives in Costume" series (N16), issued in 1886 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N64) promoting Virginia Brights Ci...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N64), issued in 1886 to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. This series was printed with blank card versos. Issued by Allen & Gin... more

From the Girls and Children series (N65) promoting Richmond Gem Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Girls and Children series (N65) promoting Richmond Gem Cigare...

Trade cards from the "Girls and Children" series (N65), issued ca. 1886 to promote Virginia Brights, Richmond Gem, Richmond Straight Cut No. 1, and Opera Puffs Cigarettes, all distributed by Allen & Ginter Toba... more

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

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

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 ad... more

William Beach, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

William Beach, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for All...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Austria, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Austria, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Venezuela, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Venezuela, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Joseph Medill, The Chicago Tribune, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Joseph Medill, The Chicago Tribune, from the American Editors series (...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

England, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

England, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Murat Halstead, The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Murat Halstead, The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, from the American E...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Philadelphia, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Philadelphia, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigar...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Midshipman's Dirk, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Midshipman's Dirk, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen ...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Halberd, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Halberd, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

George R. Jones, The New York Times, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

George R. Jones, The New York Times, from the American Editors series ...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Cutlass, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Cutlass, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

George W. Childs, Philadelphia Public Ledger, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

George W. Childs, Philadelphia Public Ledger, from the American Editor...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Page McCarty, The Richmond Daily Times, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Page McCarty, The Richmond Daily Times, from the American Editors seri...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Machine Gun, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Machine Gun, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Gint...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Mrs. E.J. Nicholson, The New Orleans Daily Picayune, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Mrs. E.J. Nicholson, The New Orleans Daily Picayune, from the American...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Nice, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Nice, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Br...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

William Purcell, The Rochester Union and Advertiser, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

William Purcell, The Rochester Union and Advertiser, from the American...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

San Domingo, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

San Domingo, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Gint...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Arquebus, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Arquebus, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter ...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Felix Agnus, Baltimore American, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Felix Agnus, Baltimore American, from the American Editors series (N35...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

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

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

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 ad... more

Norway, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Norway, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

Dagger, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Dagger, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Ci...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

J.M. Bundy, New York Mail and Express, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

J.M. Bundy, New York Mail and Express, from the American Editors serie...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Buenos Aires, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Buenos Aires, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigar...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Allan Forman, The New York Journalist, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Allan Forman, The New York Journalist, from the American Editors serie...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Albert R. Lamar, The Macon Telegraph, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Albert R. Lamar, The Macon Telegraph, from the American Editors series...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Maud, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Maud, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promotin...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

From the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

From the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Litt...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Frances Kemble, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Frances Kemble, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Maggie Mitchell, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Maggie Mitchell, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Selina Delaro, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Selina Delaro, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2)...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Flora Franks, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Flora Franks, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Maud Branscombe, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Maud Branscombe, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

M'lle La Chacuti, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

M'lle La Chacuti, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 60, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 60, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 30, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 30, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 55, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 55, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Minnie Palmer, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Minnie Palmer, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2)...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Mary Anderson, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Mary Anderson, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2)...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Fanny Davenport, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Fanny Davenport, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Maggie Mitchell in "Shadow Dance", from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Maggie Mitchell in "Shadow Dance", from the Actresses and Celebrities ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

M'lle Zullio, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

M'lle Zullio, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 37, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 37, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Card 27, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 27, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Sadie Martinot, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Sadie Martinot, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Fanny Davenport, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Fanny Davenport, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type ...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Sara Jewett, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Sara Jewett, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) p...

Trade cards from the "Actresses and Celebrities" series (N60), issued in 1887 to promote Little Beauties Cigarettes distributed by Allen & Ginter. There are two types of cards in the set. Type 1 cards have the ... more

Card 33, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 33, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Ciga...

Trade cards from the "Girl Cyclists" series (N49), issued in 1887 by Allen & Ginter to promote Virginia Brights Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

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

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

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 ad... more

Alden J. Blethen, The Minneapolis Tribune, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Alden J. Blethen, The Minneapolis Tribune, from the American Editors s...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

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

From the Girls and Children series (N58) promoting Our Little Beauties...

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 ad... more

George Abel, The Baltimore Sun, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

George Abel, The Baltimore Sun, from the American Editors series (N1) ...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Nicaragua, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Nicaragua, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter...

Trade cards from the set, "Flags of All Nations," Series 1 (N9), issued in 1887 in a series of 48 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. The museum's collection contains the 48 cards from the Series ... more

John L. Sullivan, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

John L. Sullivan, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Amsterdam, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Amsterdam, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarett...

Trade cards from the "City Flags" series (N6), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Tooth Sword, South Sea Islands, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Tooth Sword, South Sea Islands, from the Arms of All Nations series (N...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Oswald Ottendorfer, New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Oswald Ottendorfer, New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, from the American Edito...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

Mike "King" Kelly, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Mike "King" Kelly, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Richard H. Silvester, The Washington Post, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Richard H. Silvester, The Washington Post, from the American Editors s...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N35), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. This series is a physically larger version of the "American Editors" set (N1... more

J.H. McLaughlin, Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

J.H. McLaughlin, Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for ...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

J.M. Bundy, New York Mail and Express, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

J.M. Bundy, New York Mail and Express, from the American Editors serie...

Trade cards from the "American Editors" series (N1), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Bowie Knife, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Bowie Knife, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Gint...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Jacob Schaefer, Billiard Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Jacob Schaefer, Billiard Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 1 (N28), issued in 1887 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Bow Gun, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Bow Gun, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from the "Arms of All Nations" series (N3), issued in 1887 in a series of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter Brand Cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)