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Title: Trade card for American Caramel Co. "Navy Caramels"

Accession Number: 2003.82.19
Category: EPHEMERA
Type: tobacco card
Maker: Rau, William Herman
Place: USA, PA, Philadelphia
Date: after 1908
Materials: paper
Description: Trade card for American Caramel Co. "Navy Caramels"; color lithograph of battleship KANSAS (built 1905); printed lower right "PHOTO COPYRIGHTED BY W. H. RAU, PHILA." and upper right "U. S. BATTLESHIP KANSAS"; printed on back "NAVY CARAMELS./ THIS CARD IS ONE OF A SET OF/ TWENTY-ONE NAVAL PICTURES,/ CONSISTING OF THE PRINCIPAL/ BATTLESHIPS OF THE U.S. NAVY,/ ONE OF WHICH IS WRAPPED/ WITH EVERY NAVY CARAMEL.", followed by list of vessels, and at bottom "MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/ American Caramel Co./ PHILADELPHIA, PA." F. Calabretta notes: This is a trading card, issued after the true trade card era. Similar to 2003.82.18.

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