Issuing Company: |
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1917
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.
The Schmitt's Bread backs mention that there are 80 cards in the set.
Backs seen so far:
Banquet Cream Bread
Schmitt's Best 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.
Florence La Badie
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:
Pearl White (this has a blank back)
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