The checklist for the Cigarette Making Girls set (N46) is fairly sparse. The cards picture women making cigarettes and are sepia toned. There are two main variations in this set, on the table pictured on each card is either the text “Cigarette Making” or the text “The Cigarette Maker”.
The cards are blank-backed and have the text “Virginia Brights” at the bottom.
The cards are numbered but not all numbers have been found so the complete set size is unknown. A logical guess would be 50 cards like many of A&G’s other sets and the fact that a number 49 has been found. A total of 25 different cards have been reported. All the reported numbers with text are detailed below.
Below is a cabinet card which is similar to the images on the N46 cards (of which I haven’t been able to find any pictures…)
Cigarette Making Girls (Total # Unknown)
“Cigarette Making” Numbers Found
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 28, 29, 30, 33, 35, 39, 42, 43, 47, 49
“The Cigarette Maker” Numbers Found
29, 32, 33, 38, 40
UPDATE: Many thanks to a collector who let me know he had graded copies of #’s 1 and 4 in the “Cigarette Making” series. To my knowledge, the #1 card is not widely known of so this is a great find. Even better he submitted the images below for use here!