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    C. 1890's N559 Lake Erie "State Governors" Albert Morehouse SGC 40 VG 3. When published in 1999, the Mitchell/Forbes book "American Tobacco Cards" could list but 14 names. The inability to find any notable supply of these cards ranks them among the rarest 19th Century US tobacco cards ever produced. The unknown artist was a master at the art of stippling. Each portrait exudes an understated elegance and formal aura worthy of the top representative of each state or territory. This promotion represents the only cards sponsored by the Lake Erie Tobacco Co. based in Cleveland, Ohio. Their "Ivory Long Cut" tobacco was the lucky product that graces the elegantly designed approx. 2-5/8" x 4" canvas. Offered is Albert Morehouse, the Governor of Missouri. His term was a brief one, lasting from December 28, 1887 to January 14, 1889. In Sept. 1891 Morehouse ruptured a blood vessel in his brain from an accident herding cattle. In a severely weakened mental state he committed suicide two days later. Graded SGC 40 VG 3. They appeal to both the historian and hobbyist. One of just two graded by SGC! Both grade very-good.

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