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Title Cigarette advertising card: Annie Sommerville in Colors of Hoboken Yacht Club, issued by W. Duke & Sons, N.Y., 1890.
Object Name Card, Tobacco
Catalog Number 2001.104.0001
Collection Hoboken Societies & Organizations Collection
Credit Gift of Ken Schultz
Description Cigarette advertising card [N140]: Annie Sommerville in Colors of Hoboken Yacht Club; issued by W. Duke & Sons, New York, no date (1890.) Color lithography, cardstock 2-1/2" wide x 4" high, rounded corners, printed both sides.

This card was part of a "Yacht Club Colors of the World" series issued by the tobacco company. The full series had fifty cards, un-numbered, for the clubs listed on the back. See notes for full text.

There were two different issues of this card. The one present here is from the Duke N140 series. It is a reprint of a smaller version (N91) issued in 1889. The larger size allowed for a nautical themed border on the front. According to a collector / dealer's online description of the set, this border has been seen on this series in blue, gray and gold. It is printed in gray on the card here.

See objects 2013.005.0106 for the smaller 1889 card.

Although no printer's imprint is found on it, it was printed by Knapp & Co., Lithographers, New York. (Imprint is found on the smaller card.)

Annie Sommerville (while printed as Sommerville, the name has been seen as Somerville or Summerville) was a nineteenth century actress. An albumen photo of her appears on other tobacco cards of the period such as the Actress Series for Duke's Cameo Cigarettes; Photos from Life series (N152) for Duke's Preferred Stock Cigarettes; Annie Summerville, Corsair Co., from the Actors and Actresses series (N45, Type 6) for Virginia Brights Cigarettes.






Date 1890
Year Range from 1890.0
Year Range to 1890.0
People Somerville, Annie
Search Terms Hoboken Yacht Club
Caption front
Imagefile 007\20011040001.tif
Notes 2001.104.0001

Yacht Club Colors
OF THE WORLD

Madison
New York
Royal Harwich
Boston
Eastern
Prospect Park Model
Central Hudson
New Brunswick
Oceanic
Riverside
Columbia
Royal Bermuda
Manhattan
Dorchester
Brooklyn
American Canoe Ass'n
St. Petersburg Imperial
Atlantic
Hudson River
Long Island
New Jersey
Hoboken
Union
Williamsburgh
Cruising

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Royal Yorkshire
Lynn
Norddeutscher
Larchmont
Royal Belgian
Portland
Haverhill
Royal Welsh
Royal Irish
Paris
Black Sea
Bunker Hill
St. Augustine
Royal Sail
Royal Canadian
Berliner
Danish
Mud Hook
Glenelg
Royal Cork
Beverly
Seawanhaka
Isle of Purbeck
Calshot Castle
Royal Squadron

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PACKED IN

HONEST LONG CUT

The Best Smoking and

Chewing Tobacco

MANUFACTURED BY

W. DUKE SONS & CO., New York

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Metropolitan Museum of Art
Knapp & Company W. Duke, Sons & Co.

Annie Sommerville in Colors of the Hoboken Yacht Club, from the Yacht Colors of the World series (N91) for Duke brand cigarettes

Issued by W. Duke, Sons & Co. (New York and Durham, N.C.)

Date: 1889
Accession Number: Burdick 204, N91.20
Classification Business & Commerce
Tobacco
Water
Recreation