They sure don't look like today's Broadway stars but back in the late 1800s, these talented beauties were the toast of the town.
These original photo cards were premiums that were inserted into packs of 'The Old Reliable'...SWEET CAPORAL CIGARETTES. These ladies are from the series of actresses that people could collect. Included here are... Lillian Russell, Irene Verona, Caroline Miskel, Isabelle Coe, Sylvia Gerrish (opera singer), and Emma Abbott. Each one of them was a big star during the Victorian era.
The cards measure 1 1/2 by 2 3/4 inches. Four are sepia tone and two are in color. All but one have an advertising message on the back. There's slight edge/corner wear but overall, these are in very good to excellent condition.
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