Issuing Company: |
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1916
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 2" x 3 3/8"
Issued as insert with what product: Cards given out to patrons of various movie theatres.
Notes: Checklist incomplete. Unnumbered.
Many theatres participated in this promotion. Each theatre had their own advertising on the backs of these cards. For some of these theatres, on the backs of the cards there is a line at the bottom with the words "Distinguished Players in Selected Photoplays Always at" with the theatre name beneath. Known theatres that issued these cards include the following:
Best Theatre (Parsons, Kansas)
Dream Theatre (Jeffersonville, Indiana)
Elite Theatre (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Empress & Lyric (Fort Collins, Colorado)
Favorite Theatre (Piqua, Ohio)
Gem Theatre (Cairo, Illinois)
Grand Theatre (Elgin, Illinois)
Grand Theatre (Kinston, North Carolina)
Haltiwangers (Broadway and Ideal Theatres) (Columbia, South Carolina)
Haltiwangers (Rivoli and Rialto Theatres) (Columbia, South Carolina)
Majestic Theatre (Mansfield, Ohio)
Royal Theatre (Calumet, Michigan)
Starland Theatre (Anderson, Indiana)
Strand Theatre (Morgantown, West Virginia)
Chas. Zettler Co., Arcade (Dayton, Ohio)
Blank backed versions of these cards also seen
These cards were also given out for other promotions, such as Koester's Bread and Chattanooga Medicine Co. with advertising for Cardui Woman's Tonic.
It is uncertain if all cards in the set were available at each theatre or promotion for these cards. It is possible that a subset of these cards may have been available rather than all the cards for some or all of these promotions. It is also unknown how long this promotion lasted. It may have gone on for several years with different cards added or subtracted to the set for individual promotions.
Date info: The Elite Theatre cards show movies and dates on the back which dates this set to 1916. Florence LaBadie died in 1917.
Thanks to Gary May and Rhett Yeakley for help with this checklist.
Francis X. Bushman
Mr. and Mrs. Carter de Haven
Mrs. Sidney Drew
Madeleine & Marion Fairbanks
Lloyd V. Hamilton
Miss Alma Hanlon
Robert E. Harron
W. S. Hart
Arthur V. Johnson
Jack W. Kerrigan
Harold A Lockwood
Mary Miles Minter
William F. Russell
Harry Von Meter
Henry B. Walthall
Clara Kimball Young
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