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Newsboy cabinet card photographs

 Accession
Identifier: 2020_007

Content Description

81 cabinet cards photographs, 4.5 x 6.5 inches, marked “Newsboy” featuring portraits of actresses and actors, circa 1880s – 1890s. Newsboy cabinets were given away as ‘premiums’, by tobacconists or drug stores, when making a purchase of plug tobacco produced by the National Tobacco Works of New York. Collection includes photographs of well-known actors Lillian Russell, Mary Anderson, and Edwin Booth.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

False

Dates

  • 1880s – 1890s

Creator

Extent

81 photographs (81 cabinet cards)

Creator