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

From the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) 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

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

Anita, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoti...

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

Card 42, 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)

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

Marie Chester, 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 51, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 51, 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)

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

Adelaide Neilson, 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 40, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 40, 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 39, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 39, 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)

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

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

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)

John Clarkson, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

John Clarkson, Baseball 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)

Melville E. Stone, The Chicago Daily News, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Melville E. Stone, The Chicago Daily News, 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

Ike Weir, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Ike Weir, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen &...

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)

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

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

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)

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

Mexico, 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

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

Wallace Ross, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Alle...

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)

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

Theodore Bauer, Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Theodore Bauer, Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for A...

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)

Page McCarty, The Richmond Daily Times, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

Shillalah, 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)

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

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

Lillie, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promot...

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

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

Alma Stanley, 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 41, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 41, 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 18, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 18, 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

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

Florence, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) prom...

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

Card 52, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 52, 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 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

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

Minnie Cummings, 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 31, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 31, 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)

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

Julia Cordon, 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

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

From the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) 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

Card 3, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 3, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigar...

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)

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

Montevideo, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigaret...

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 E. Quinby, Detroit Free Press, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

William E. Quinby, Detroit Free Press, 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)

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

Baltimore, 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)

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

Charles H. Taylor, The Boston Daily Globe, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Charles H. Taylor, The Boston Daily Globe, 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)

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

Carbine, 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)

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

Joe Lannon, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Joe Lannon, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen...

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)

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

San Francisco, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

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)

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

Maurice Vignaux, Billiard Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N2...

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arab Musket, 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)

John McMahon, Wrestler, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

John McMahon, Wrestler, 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)

George Bleistein, Buffalo Courier, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

George Bleistein, Buffalo Courier, from the American Editors series (N...

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

A.H. Belo, The Galveston Daily News, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

A.H. Belo, The Galveston Daily News, 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

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

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

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)

Crosby S. Noyes, The Washington Evening Star, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Crosby S. Noyes, The Washington Evening Star, 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

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

George Bubear, 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)

A.H. Belo, The Galveston Daily News, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

A.H. Belo, The Galveston Daily News, 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)

George W. Childs, Philadelphia Public Ledger, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

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

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)

Frank R. O'Neil, The St. Louis Missouri Republican, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Frank R. O'Neil, The St. Louis Missouri Republican, 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

Edward "Ned" Hanlan, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Edward "Ned" Hanlan, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) f...

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)

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

Germany, 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

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

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

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

Jimmy Carroll, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Jimmy Carroll, Pugilist, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Al...

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)

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

Hon. William Frederick Cody (Buffalo Bill), Rifle Shooter, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Hon. William Frederick Cody (Buffalo Bill), Rifle Shooter, from World'...

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)

G.C. Goodwin, The Salt Lake City Tribune, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

G.C. Goodwin, The Salt Lake City Tribune, from the American Editors se...

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)

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

Catalonia, 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)

Adrian "Cap" Anson, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Adrian "Cap" Anson, 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)

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

New Orleans, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigare...

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)

George F. Slosson, Billiard Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

George F. Slosson, Billiard 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)

Charles H. Jones, Jacksonville Times Union, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Charles H. Jones, Jacksonville Times Union, from the American Editors ...

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)

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

Effie Ellster, 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

Minnie Palmer (portrait of bust), from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Minnie Palmer (portrait of bust), from the Actresses and Celebrities s...

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

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

Angela, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promot...

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

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

Pixie and Dido, 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

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

Maude, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoti...

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

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

Mrs. Langtry, 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

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

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

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)

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

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

Harpoon, 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)

G.C. Goodwin, The Salt Lake City Tribune, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

G.C. Goodwin, The Salt Lake City Tribune, from the American Editors se...

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

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

Japanese Long Sword, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Alle...

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)

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

William Muldoon, 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)

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

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

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

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

Turkey, 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

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

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

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 M. Singerly, The Philadelphia Record, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

William M. Singerly, The Philadelphia Record, 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

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

Holland, 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

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

Sweden, 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

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

Strasburg, 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)

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

Blunderbuss, 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)

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

United States, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Gi...

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

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

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

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

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

Lyons, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes B...

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)

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

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

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)

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

Belgium, 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

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

Falchion, 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)

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

New Guatemala, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

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)

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

Lulu Mortimer, 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

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

Mabel Santley, 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