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    Circa 1889 Duke's Cigarettes N87 Shadows Advertising Poster. The entire set of fifty cards is pictured here, presenting clever artwork of humans throwing shadows that appear to be animals, and a few reversing that theme. Several cards in the set are far from politically correct, and express the far less enlightened racial mores of the Victorian age. Geo. Harris & Sons is identified as the lithographer at lower left. The poster presents beautiful despite a small selection of flaws, including three horizontal creases of varying lengths, the most severe of which bisects the top row of card images. Paper loss along the upper white border does not affect the printed portion of the poster. Size is 14.5x30.5".

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    May, 2006
    6th Saturday
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