Album, Cigarette Cards ; Unknown manufacturer; 1924; WY.1990.250
Album, Cigarette Cards
This volume contains a selction of cigaerette cards depicting 'Beautiful scenes of countries' and dogs. The album belonged to Mona Peacock and is dated 1924.
Cigarette card collecting was at its peak in New Zealand from the mid-1920s and continued for about 15 years. Cards depicting ships, trains, motorcars, animals, sportsmen and women, flags, soldiers and many other subjects were produced - one card in each packet of cigarettes, cigars and tobacco. Although initially intended as advertising for various brands of cigarettes, the cards were quickly seized upon by children, and because of their efforts large quantities of cigarette cards have survived. At some stage, most New Zealand households had a collection album on the go.
1920sMedium and Materials
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper,card
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
On cover: 'CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM'
Inside cover: 'WY90250'
'Mona Peacock 1924'
h 180 mm x w 260 mm x d 10 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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