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

Rose Coghlan, 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 36, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 36, 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 54, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 54, 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)

F.W. Dawson, The Charleston News and Courier, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

F.W. Dawson, The Charleston News and Courier, 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

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

Genoa, 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)

Charles A. Dana, The New York Sun, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Charles A. Dana, The New York Sun, from the American Editors series (N...

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)

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

Jerusalem, 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)

Joseph R. Hawley, The Hartford Courant, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Joseph R. Hawley, The Hartford Courant, 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)

J. B. McCullagh, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

J. B. McCullagh, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 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

Melville E. Stone, The Chicago Daily News, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Melville E. Stone, The Chicago Daily News, 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)

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

Spain, 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

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

Bordeaux, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarette...

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)

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

Malay Creese, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Gin...

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)

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

Maurice Daly, 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)

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

Paris, 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)

Joseph R. Hawley, The Hartford Courant, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Joseph R. Hawley, The Hartford Courant, 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

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

Cannon, 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)

William E. Quinby, Detroit Free Press, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

William E. Quinby, Detroit Free Press, 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

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

Revolver, 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)

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

John Teemer, Oarsman, 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)

Edwin Cowles, The Cleveland Leader, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Edwin Cowles, The Cleveland Leader, 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

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

Rouen, 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)

Charles H. Jones, Jacksonville Times Union, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

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

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

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

Smyrna, 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 A. Sleicher, Albany Evening Journal, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

John A. Sleicher, Albany Evening Journal, 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

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

Scotland, 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

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

Navaja Knife, South America, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) ...

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)

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

Chile, 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

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

Javelin, 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)

John Arkins, Denver Rocky Mountain News, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

John Arkins, Denver Rocky Mountain News, from the American Editors ser...

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

John Arkins, Denver Rocky Mountain News, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

John Arkins, Denver Rocky Mountain News, from the American Editors ser...

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

John C. New, The Indianapolis Journal, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

John C. New, The Indianapolis Journal, 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

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

Jack McAuliffe, Pugilist, 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)

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

New Zealand, 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

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

Marseilles, 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)

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

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

Assagai, 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)

Charles W. Bennett, Baseball Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Charles W. Bennett, 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)

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

Biscay, 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)

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

Havana, 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)

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

Maggie M., from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) pro...

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

Card 12, 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

Card 43, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 43, 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)

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

Fay Templeton, 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 Walsh as Josephine, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 2) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Flora Walsh as Josephine, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N...

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

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

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

Minnie Hauk, 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

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

Rose Coghlan, 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

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

I Should Smile, 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 38, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 38, 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 64, from the Girl Cyclists series (N49) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes

Card 64, 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 1) promoting Little Beauties Cigarettes for Allen & Ginter brand tobacco products

Marie Chester, from the Actresses and Celebrities series (N60, Type 1)...

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

John R. McLean, The Cincinnati Enquirer, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

John R. McLean, The Cincinnati Enquirer, from the American Editors ser...

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)

O.H. Rothaker, The Omaha Republican, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

O.H. Rothaker, The Omaha Republican, 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)

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

Algiers, 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)

Royal Standard, Great Britain, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Royal Standard, Great Britain, from Flags of All Nations, Series 1 (N9...

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

Allan Forman, The New York Journalist, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Allan Forman, The New York Journalist, 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

Alden J. Blethen, The Minneapolis Tribune, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Alden J. Blethen, The Minneapolis Tribune, 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

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

Tomahawk, 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)

James Gordon Bennett, The New York Herald, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

James Gordon Bennett, The New York Herald, 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)

W.W. Clapp, Boston Morning Journal, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

W.W. Clapp, Boston Morning Journal, 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)

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

John McKay, Oarsman, 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)

John A. Sleicher, Albany Evening Journal, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

John A. Sleicher, Albany Evening Journal, 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)

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

Japan, 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

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

Ireland, 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

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

Persia, 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

Richard H. Silvester, The Washington Post, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Richard H. Silvester, The Washington Post, 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)

Joseph Pulitzer, The New York World, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Joseph Pulitzer, The New York World, 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)

St. Louis, from the City Flags series (N6) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

St. Louis, 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)

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

Rapier, 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)

E.A. Trickett, Oarsman, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

E.A. Trickett, 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)

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

Charlie Mitchell, 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)

W.D. Bickham, Dayton Daily Journal, from the American Editors series (N1) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

W.D. Bickham, Dayton Daily Journal, 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)

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

Italy, 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

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

Versailles, 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)

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

J.L. Malone, Pool Player, from World's Champions, Series 1 (N28) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

J.L. Malone, Pool Player, 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)

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

Sword Bayonet, from the Arms of All Nations series (N3) for Allen & Gi...

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)

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

Poniard, 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)

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

Bull Fighting 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)

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

Corsica, 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)

Mrs. E. J. Nicholson, The New Orleans Daily Picayune, from the American Editors series (N35) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

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

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

Dwyer Brothers, from the Racing Colors of the World series (N22b) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Dwyer Brothers, from the Racing Colors of the World series (N22b) for ...

Trade cards from the "Racing Colors of the World" series (N22b), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. The series was published in two variations. N22a includes a white... more

Dry Monopole, from The World's Racers series (N32) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Dry Monopole, from The World's Racers series (N32) for Allen & Ginter ...

Trade cards from the "The World's Racers" series (N32), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Marchioness of Kildare, from World's Beauties, Series 1 (N26) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Marchioness of Kildare, from World's Beauties, Series 1 (N26) for Alle...

Trade cards from "World's Beauties," Series 1 (N26), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Raceland, from The World's Racers series (N32) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Raceland, from The World's Racers series (N32) for Allen & Ginter Ciga...

Trade cards from the "The World's Racers" series (N32), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Issued by Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Pauline L'Allemand, from World's Beauties, Series 1 (N26) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Pauline L'Allemand, from World's Beauties, Series 1 (N26) for Allen & ...

Trade cards from "World's Beauties," Series 1 (N26), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Gypsy Girl, from World's Smokers series (N33) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Gypsy Girl, from World's Smokers series (N33) for Allen & Ginter Cigar...

Trade cards from the "World's Smokers" series (N33), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Printer's samples included in set, as well. The printer's sample cards are on... more

Blue Bunting, from the Birds of America series (N37) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Blue Bunting, from the Birds of America series (N37) for Allen & Ginte...

Trade cards from the "Birds of America" series (N37), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Series N37 reproduces the cards from N4 in a larger size. Issued by Allen & ... more

Wyoming, from Flags of the States and Territories (N11) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Wyoming, from Flags of the States and Territories (N11) for Allen & Gi...

Trade cards from the "Flags of the States and Territories" series (N11), issued in 1888 in a set of 47 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. There are also approximately 100 scroll color variations.... more

E.C. Carter, Runner, from World's Champions, Series 2 (N29) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

E.C. Carter, Runner, from World's Champions, Series 2 (N29) for Allen ...

Trade cards from "World's Champions," Series 2 (N29), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Annie Robe, from World's Beauties, Series 1 (N26) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Annie Robe, from World's Beauties, Series 1 (N26) for Allen & Ginter C...

Trade cards from "World's Beauties," Series 1 (N26), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Giraffe, from the Wild Animals of the World series (N25) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes

Giraffe, from the Wild Animals of the World series (N25) for Allen & G...

Trade cards from the "Wild Animals of the World" series (N25), issued in 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Admiral, Great Britain, from the Naval Flags series (N17) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Admiral, Great Britain, from the Naval Flags series (N17) for Allen & ...

Trade cards from the "Naval Flags" series (N17), issued ca. 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)

Grand Admiral, Austria, from the Naval Flags series (N17) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands

Grand Admiral, Austria, from the Naval Flags series (N17) for Allen & ...

Trade cards from the "Naval Flags" series (N17), issued ca. 1888 in a set of 50 cards to promote Allen & Ginter brand cigarettes. Allen & Ginter (American, Richmond, Virginia)