Trade cards from the set "Actors and Actresses" (N145-1), issued in the 1880s by W. Duke Sons & Co. to promote Cross Cut Cigarettes. There are eight subsets of the N145 series. Various subsets sport different card designs and also promote different tobacco brands represented by W. Duke Sons & Company. This card is from the first subset, N145-1. Note that actors' names are spelled differently on cards throughout set and are not dependable for accuracy.
Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)