Banquet, Butternut, Holsum, Schmitt's, Big Dandy Bread Movie Picture Stars

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1917
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size: 2 1/16" x 3 7/16"
Issued as insert with what product: Bread

Notes: Checklist probably not complete. This set can be found with ads from various bread and bakeries on the backs. Bob Richardson reports that he has cards from this set that are identical in design but with an ad for Holsum Bread on the back. Thanks to Bob Richardson for providing many of the names on the checklist below.

The Schmitt's Bread backs mention that there are 80 cards in the set.

Backs seen so far:

Banquet Cream Bread
Butternut Bread
Holsum Bread
Schmitt's Best Bread

Date info: Florence La Badie died in 1917 and there is no mention of this on her card. However, mention is made of her last film, which was released in 1918. It is probable this set was released in one of those years, and I am placing a date of 1917 on this set.

Mary Anderson
Edwin Arden
Bessie Barriscale
Dorothy Bernard
Eugenie Besserer
Ruth Blair
Alice Brady
Ethel Clayton
William Courtleigh
Marguerite Courtot
Florence Dagmar
Marie Doro
Dustin Farnum
William Farnum
Edna Goodrich
Margaret Greene
Jane Grey
Creighton Hale
Genevieve Hamper
Anna Held
Helen Holmes
Elsie Janis
Gail Kane
Darwin Karr
Anita King
Ollie Kirkby
Florence La Badie
Lillian Lorraine
Vivian Martin
Edna Mayo
Gertrude McCoy
Lois Meredith
Harry Mestayer
Pauline Moran
Miriam Nesbitt
Murial Ostriche
Virginia Pearson
Lottie Pickford
Isabel Rea
William Wallace Reid
Vivian Rich
Cleo Ridgley
Gertrude Robinson
Ruth Roland
Marin Sais
Hector Sarno
Jackie Saunders
Paula Shay
Iva Shepard
Anita Stewart
Ruth Stonehouse
Edith Storey
Blanche Sweet
Constance Talmadge
Norma Talmadge
Nona Thomas
Richard C. Travers
Madeline Traverse
Mabel Trunnelle
Leonore Ulrich
Charlotte Walker
Lillian Walker
Henry Walthall
Fannie Ward
Robert Warwick
Pearl White
Crane Wilbur
Earl Williams
Grace Williams
Kathlyn Williams

Bob Richardson also reports that he has these that are the same size and format, but the curlique design on the front is different. The ad on the back is for Big Dandy Bread, Haglund Bakery, Davenport, Iowa:

Mary Fuller
Helen Gibson
Dorothy Green
Irene Hunt
Virginia Pearson
Vivian Rich
Cleo Ridgley
Pearl White (this has a blank back)

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