Theatrical Advertising Co. Portrait Cards of Movie Stars

Issuing Company: Theatrical Advertising Co.
Country of Issue: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Year of Issue: 1915
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set:
Card Size:
Issued as insert with what product: Sold in packets by themselves, 10 cards for 5 cents

Notes: Checklist incomplete. Blank-backed. Unnumbered on the cards themselves, though the checklist on the packet contains numbers for the cards. One original packet seen, indicating Set number 5, with 10 cards inside. This would indicate that there are at least four other packets with 40 other cards in this set, maybe more.

These cards look very much like Kromo Gravure cards. The William Russell card is identical to his Kromo Gravure card. If these were issued in 1915, it is likely that the Threatrical Advertising Co of Detroit Michigan soon transformed into the Kromo Gravure company of Detroit Michigan, since Kromo Gravure began issuing their movie star cards in the 1917 timeframe.

Date info: These were sold on ebay with the seller indicating a date of 1915, though I don't see that on the packet. Maybe the date is on the other side of the packet.

Set No. 5 Cards

1. Carlyle Blackwell
2. Evelyn Greeley
3. William Russell
4. Alice Joyce
5. William Desmond
6. Margarita Fischer
7. Ella Hall
8. Jewel Carmen
9. Madge Evans
10. Mantague Love

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