Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Allen and Ginter' Album of Quadrupeds, 1880s.

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New acquisition by VCU Libraries' Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell library. Allen and Ginter' Album of Quadrupeds, published in the late 1880s. The department has seven other albums by Allen and Ginter including Birds of the Tropics, State Capitol Buildings, and Song Birds of the World.

I am still trying to get a list of albums (and cards) that Richmond's tobacco firm of Allen and Ginter put out in the 1880s and 1890s - anyone have any suggestions on where to look?  Inside you'll find places for the tobacco cards to be pasted inside - at least that's the theory. But one wonders why someone would want to destroy these perfectly good albums by doing that.  We'll post more on the cigarette cards produced by Allen and Ginter in the future.

- Ray B.

1 comment:

JohnM said...

Go to n click gallery. It shows AnG Albums n cards. This is A sight for Non Sports card Collectors