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MS Thr 746

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan cigarette and trade cards, 1879-1927: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 746
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: W. S.Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan cigarette and trade cards,
Date(s): 1879-1927.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and Afrikaans.
Abstract: Cigarette and trade cards with pictures relating to Gilbert & Sullivan operas.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010. Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Cigarette and Trade cards, 1879-1927 (MS Thr 746). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.


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Scope and Contents

Cigarette cards, collecting cards, and trade cards (advertising) containing images relating to Gilbert & Sullivan operas, packaged by companies during the late 19th and early 20th-centuries.
Includes companies: Clark Thread Company, J. & P. Coats, John Player & Sons, Max Cigarette Company, Nicolas Sarony & Co., Ogden's Cigarettes, Straiton & Storm Pinnacle Cigars, W. D. H. O. Wills (Firm), and many others.

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