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Title: Tobacco card, Lighthouse series, Tillamook Light

Accession Number: 2003.82.13
Category: EPHEMERA
Type: tobacco card
Maker: American Tobacco Co.; Hassan Cigarettes
Place: USA, OR, Tillamook
Date: 1911
Materials: paper
Description: Tobacco card, Lighthouse series by American Tobacco Co. for Hassan Cigarettes (T77); Tillamook Light, number 50 in the series; color drawing on front depicting Tillamook Light and background scenery; surrounded by thin black frame line and white border; printed on front "TILLAMOOK LIGHT"; printed on back "LIGHT HOUSE SERIES 1 TO 50/ TILLAMOOK ROCK LIGHT./ On Tillamook Rock, off the coast of/ Oregon. Has flashing white oil light/ every 5 seconds. Is 132 feet above mean high water. Established in 1881./ Has first-class steam siren: blasts 5/ seconds, silent intervals 90 seconds./ Is visible 20-1/2 miles." and "HASSAN/ CORK/ TIP/ CIGARETTES/ The Oriental Smoke/ THE LARGEST SELLING BRAND/ OF CIGARETTES IN AMERICA./ FACTORY No. 649 1ST. DIST.N.Y." "This series contains attractive drawings of 48 lighthouses in coastal locations around the country, plus the Statue of Liberty and a card depicting early coastal signaling methods. The lighthouses are mostly in the East, but there are a few (such as Tillamook Light) from the West Coast. The backs contain information abou the lighthouse, the sound of its signal and the year it was established. The series was distributed from two factories in early 1911" (American Tobacco Cards Price Guide & Checklist, by Robert Forbes & Terence Mitchell, 1999). Similar to 2003.82.14.

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