Banquet, Butternut, Holsum, Big Dandy Bread Movie Picture Stars

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1917
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 2 1/16" x 3 7/16"
Issued as insert with what product: Bread

Notes: Checklist probably not complete. This set can be found with ads from various bread and bakeries on the backs. Bob Richardson reports that he has cards from this set that are identical in design but with an ad for Holsum Bread on the back. Thanks to Bob Richardson for providing many of the names on the checklist below.

Backs seen so far:

Banquet Cream Bread
Butternut Bread
Holsum Bread

Date info: Florence La Badie died in 1917 and there is no mention of this on her card. However, mention is made of her last film, which was released in 1918. It is probable this set was released in one of those years, and I am placing a date of 1917 on this set.


Bessie Barriscale
Dorothy Bernard
Eugenie Besserer
Ruth Blair
Alice Brady
Ethel Clayton
William Courtleigh
Florence Dagmar
Dustin Farnum
William Farnum
Margaret Greene
Creighton Hale
Genevieve Hamper
Anna Held
Helen Holmes
Gail Kane
Anita King
Ollie Kirkby
Florence La Badie
Vivian Martin
Edna Mayo
Lois Meredith
Harry Mestayer
Pauline Moran
Miriam Nesbitt
Virginia Pearson
Lottie Pickford
Vivian Rich
Ruth Roland
Hector Sarno
Jackie Saunders
Paula Shay
Iva Shepard
Ruth Stonehouse
Blanche Sweet
Constance Talmadge
Madeline Traverse
Charlotte Walker
Henry Walthall
Crane Wilbur
Earl Williams
Grace Williams
Kathlyn Williams

Bob Richardson also reports that he has these that are the same size and format, but the curlique design on the front is different. The ad on the back is for Big Dandy Bread, Haglund Bakery, Davenport, Iowa:

Mary Fuller
Helen Gibson
Dorothy Green
Irene Hunt
Virginia Pearson
Vivian Rich
Cleo Ridgley
Pearl White (this has a blank back)


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