Currier & Ives Trade Cards

Currier & Ives prints (1835 – 1907) cover a vast spectrum of subjects and types. I’m focusing on the tobacco and trade cards here (also documented in the American Card Catalog). There’s tons of good information on the web – just google (or Bing) it…

Many of the trade cards will have some business information printed on them as well, making them more interesting in my opinion. The card below is classified in the Comic Titles category in the ACC but this particular one has an ad for a tobacconist.

Caught Napping
Caught Napping

I believe there’s somewhere close to 200 different trade cards with who knows how many variations. They don’t seem to come up all that often on eBay but are findable.

Crack Shot
Crack Shot
The Pet of the Fancy
The Pet of the Fancy

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