Monday, February 10, 2014

Comicartoons of Sport ~ Cigarette Cards


INSPIRATION 2014 #41: One of my favorite things to collect are cigarette cards ~ they cover just about every subject from flowers, insects, animals, helpful hints, famous performers and sports ~ there are even sets devoted to things like fortune telling. I guess these must have been sort of like a crackerjack prize but one for adults! They must have been plentiful in England as I have seen many for sale on ebay, but rarely do I see any sets for sale at antique shows or malls here in the US. In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, here are a few from a set called 'Comicartoons of Sport' ~ you can see the whole set at the NYPL Digital Gallery.

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