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album - Cigarette Pictures

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Small green-covered album with tile in faded gold on front. Filled with small cigarette cards. Eight cards per page. Cards put into slit corners.Seven pages of footballers in black and white. One page coloured, one with 5 only, coloured.Three page cricketers in black and white. Three pages butterflies in colour. One page Australian birds in colour. Four pages film stars black and white, six to a page,one page of 5, one of 1.
W240mm x L175mm x H13mm
Object Registration
album, cigarette cards, 1920 1930, football players, cricketers, film stars, australian birds, butterflies, mary gilbert, english cigarette cards
Historical information
Item donated by Mary Gilbert, headmistress at Orbost High School, a historian who initiated the Orbost Museum.The album contains cigarette cards/swap cards. These were generally collected by schoolchildren and placed in albums made specifically for these cards. Collectors would try to collect the cards for complete teams of footballers, cricketers.
When Made
Inscriptions & Markings
Inscription on front cover in centre.Faded gold cursive writing."Cigarette Pictures". At foot of cover in faded gold block letters."HOLDS 224 SMALL AND 24 LARGE CARDS"
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM