Album, Cigarette Cards ; Unknown manufacturer; 1924; WY.1990.250

Name/Title

Album, Cigarette Cards

About this object

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.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1924

Period

1920s

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper,card
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper

Inscription and Marks

On cover: 'CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM'
Inside cover: 'WY90250'
'Mona Peacock 1924'

Measurements

h 180 mm x w 260 mm x d 10 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

documents

Object number

WY.1990.250

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