A collection of Allen and Ginter's "American Indian Chiefs" N2 series which includes 50 tobacco cards, each with colored lithographic image of a different Native American chief. This collection is an authorized re-issue of the 1888 N2 series. The cards are printed on a white background, and the colors of the chiefs clothing and feathers are brightly printed. The cards contain their name and tribe and are arranged in alphabetical order (though the bottom row is not in correct alphabetical order). The cards are mounted in a frame with a brass plaque engraved with the series name and date of original printing. Initially plain paper was inserted into cigarette packs as stiffeners for the packaging. Allen & Ginter transformed the plain inserts into collectible cards. The scarcity of certain series led to reissues in later years, such as this collection. "American Indian Chiefs" is a great piece of cartophily history! Please see below for the list and order of chiefs included. The chiefs depicted include: Agate Arrow Point, Always Riding, Arkikita, Big Bear, Big Chief, Big Elk, Big Razor, Big Snake, Black Eye, Black Hawk (Dakota Sioux), Black Hawk (Sac and Fox), British, Bull Head, Cayatanita, Chief Gall, Chief Joseph, Clam Fish, Crow’s Breast, Deer Ham, Geronimo, Great Bear, Great War Chief, Grey Eagle, Hairy Bear, Iron Bull, John Grass, John Yellow Flower, Keokuk, Keokuk’s Son, King of the Crows, Lean Wolf, Mad Bear, Man and Chief, Many Horns, Noon Day, Red Bird, Red Cloud, Red Shirt, Red Thunder, Rushing Bear, Sitting Bull, Spotted Tail, Striker, True Eagle, White Shield, White Swan, War Captain, Wetcunie, Young Black Dog, and Young Whirlwind. These cards are an authorized re-issue of a set originally issued in the year stated on the plate. The cards are presented on a PH-neutral mat board to preserve their value. (no adhesive tape is used)
PERIOD: Mid 20th Century
ORIGIN: Allen & Ginter
SIZE: 27" L x 1.5" W x 23" H; Cards 2.75"