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Wrightington, Harvard University, from the College Football Stars series (N302) for Mayo's Cut Plug Tobacco

Publisher:
Issued by P.H. Mayo & Brother, Richmond, Virginia (American)
Date:
1894
Medium:
Commercial lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 13/16 × 1 5/8 in. (7.2 × 4.2 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ephemera
Credit Line:
The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick
Accession Number:
63.350.222.302.9
Not on view
Released in 1894, the "College Football Stars" or "Mayo Cut Plug Football" set (N302) is regarded as the first set of football cards released on the market.
Inscription: Printed text below image: WRIGHTINGTON, Harvard.
Printed text at lower left on card [logo in square]: TRADE MARK/ MAYO/ CUT PLUG/ IS ALWAYS GOOD/ [illegible]/ SEPT. 1876
Printed text at lower right on card: For Chewing/ and Smoking.
Jefferson R. Burdick; Donor: Jefferson R. Burdick (American, 1900–1963)
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