Issuing Company: |
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1916
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Issued as insert with what product: Given out to patrons of the theatre.
Notes: Checklist probably incomplete. These cards all say "Cahill-Igoe Company, Chicago, Publishers" on the fronts of the cards at the bottom, middle part of the card. These were given out at multiple theatres around the country, though most that have been seen so far were from Chicago or nearby. Theatres that issued these cards include the following as well as probably others:
Date info: The dates on the backs of the cards are from 1916 and the movies mentioned are from 1916 also.
The Fullerton Theatre sits directly across the street from the Biograph Theatre, where gangster John Dillinger was killed. FBI sharpshooters were on the roof of the Fullerton Theatre when Dillinger emerged from watching a movie at the Biograph. The Fullerton Theatre still stands, though its name has changed many times over the years.
There is a variation in this set with the Pauline Frederick card. It can be found with the spelling in the title line as the correct "Frederick" or incorrectly spelled "Fredericks" with an added "s". Both the misspelled and corrected versions contain the misspelling of Fredericks with the added "s" in the text below the title line.
Curly Haired Mary (Mary Pickford)
William S. Hart
J. Warren Kerrigan
Mary Miles Minter
Henry B. Walthall
Clara Kimball Young
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