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PRINTING THE MONSTER

We as collectors have all at least seen a T206 card. Many of us have owned a few and have handled the cards. These little slabs of card stock are quite striking in appearance and have stood the test of time. The quality of materials used to create these cards have survived quite well and some examples look as clean and fresh as the day they were printed over 100 years ago. Examining the cards even closer and their true beauty starts to appear. They are like looking at tiny watercolor portraits that could be hanging in a museum.

A LITHOPRESS AT THE AMERICAN LITHOGRAPHIC COMPANY NEAR THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, AND VERY LIKELY THE SAME TYPE OF PRESS USED IN PRINT THE T206 CARDS FOR THE AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY.

T206s are small rectangular cards that were used as advertising insert premiums in packs of cigarettes and works of art you can hold in your hand. But the talent and efforts that came together to make these cards is not only more complicated then how cards are made today, it’s also a fascinating story.

So, just how did these beautiful cards find their way into cigarette packs and ultimately into our collections over 100 years later?

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