Issuing Company: Stork Theatre|
Country of Issue: USA
Year of Issue: 1914
Number of Cards in Set:
Issued as insert with what product: Given out to patrons of the theatre.
Notes: Checklist incomplete. Unnumbered. Postcard style. The backs of some of these state that there are 500 subjects in a complete set, though it is highly doubtful that all 500 cards were given out at the Colonial Theatre. If there were really 500 subjects printed, they were probably distributed in different ways. The backs also state that different cards will be given out at the theatre twice weekly.
The theatre that gave out these cards is identified as the Colonial Theatre on Central Ave. on the card backs. According to the Cinema Treasures website, the only Colonial Theatre on Central Ave. was located in Albany, New York. These cards were obtained from an ebay seller located in Albany, New York, so it is pretty certain that Albany was the location of this theatre.
It appears that other theatres also gave away these cards. A card has been seen with a hand stamp from the Grand View Theatre of Daly City, California. Another card has been seen with a hand stamp from the Empire Theatre, city unknown.
Date info: The films and show dates on the backs positively date these cards to 1914.
Colonial Theatre - Albany, New York
May Fuller - Edison Player
Julia Swayne Gordon - Vitagraph Player
Lillian Walker - Vitagraph Player
Gene Gauntier - Kalem Players
Clair McDowell - Biograph Players
Kate Price - Vitagraph Player
Grand View Theatre - Daly City, California
John Bunny - Vitagraph Player
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