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John L Sullivan



John L Sullivan
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Title: John L Sullivan
Description: Cigarette Advertising Card produced by Allen and Ginters. John L Sullivan, boxer was considered to be the link between bare knuckles and glove fighting. Considered to be one of the best heavyweights ever. Sullivan was elected to the International Boxing Hall Of Fame in 1990.

Image ID: 2303
Creator
Name:
Unknown
Collection
Name:
Bassett, Norman, 1891- , collector : Cigarette cards, ca. 1885-ca. 1905
Genre: Print
Additional
Information:
The tobacco companies used trade cards to advertise their products during the late 19th century. Used to stiffen the box, the cards became a powerful advertising method by printing the brand name of cigarettes and a picture of a larger series. The cards covered many subjects, but certainly sports figures were well represented. Practically every sport was covered during the period of cigarette trade cards, 1870s-1890s. These cards were meant to be collected and were attractively printed as photographs as well as chromolithographs. Chromolithography was a printing process that used a separate limestone plate for each color.
Subjects: Advertising
Ephemera
Boxing
Collectibles
Men
Moustache
Cigarettes
 

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