Dan Bowmar collection on tobacco cards

Abstract

A collection of trade cards issued by tobacco manufacturers to stiffen cigarette packaging and advertise cigarette brands, this particular series is Kentucky baseball players, circa 1910-1911.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Dan Bowmar collection on tobacco cards
Date
circa 1910-1911
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet
Subjects
Advertising.
Baseball players
Baseball--Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Deirdre A. Scaggs
Preferred Citation
2012ms616 : [identification of item], Dan Bowmar collection on tobacco cards, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Tobacco (or cigarette) cards were available in the early 19th century as premiums, enclosed in the product packaging. They were issued as collector cards to increase purchase of particular cigarette brands. Typically, the small cards featured illustrations on one side and advertising text on the other.
Scope and Content
Thirty-one Kentucky baseball players represented on tobacco trading cards. Included are cards from Old Mill Cigarettes; Piedmont, the Cigarette of Quality; and Sweet Caporal Cigarettes, The Standard for Years.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Bluegrass League, 1910-1911

Frankfort

Cornell (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 1
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Hicks (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 2
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Hoffmann (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 3
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Lexington

Badger (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 4
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Heveron (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 5
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L'Heureux (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 6
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Sinex (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 7
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Yancey (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 8
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Maysville

Stengal (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 9
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Paris

Chapman (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 10
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Harold (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 11
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Kuhlman (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 12
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Kuhlman (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 13
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Scheneberg (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 14
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Richmond

Creager (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 15
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Elgin (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 16
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Moloney (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 17
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Olson (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 18
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Thoss (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 19
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Whitaker (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 20
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Wills (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 21
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Shelbyville

Kircher (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 22
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Van Landingham (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 23
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Womble (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 24
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Winchester

Barney (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 25
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Cornell (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 26
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Goosetree (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 27
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Kircher (Old Mill)

  • Box 1, Item 28
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Louisville players

Delehenty (Piedmont)

  • Box 1, Item 29
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Puttman (Piedmont)

  • Box 1, Item 30
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Theilman (Sweet Caporal)

  • Box 1, Item 31
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