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Dan Bowmar collection on tobacco cards, circa 1910-1911

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Finding aid prepared by Deirdre A. Scaggs


Dan Bowmar collection on tobacco cards


circa 1910-1911


University of Kentucky Special Collections

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment

Preferred Citation Note

2012ms616 : [identification of item], Dan Bowmar collection on tobacco cards, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


0.25 Cubic feet

31 items


A collection of trade cards issued by tobacco manufacturers to stiffen cigarette packaging and advertise cigarette brands, this particular series is Kentucky baseball players, circa 1910-1911.


Tobacco (or cigarette) cards were available in the early 19th century as premiums, enclosed in the product packaging. They were issued as collector cards to increase purchase of particular cigarette brands. Typically, the small cards featured illustrations on one side and advertising text on the other.

Scope and Content

Thirty-one Kentucky baseball players represented on tobacco trading cards. Included are cards from Old Mill Cigarettes; Piedmont, the Cigarette of Quality; and Sweet Caporal Cigarettes, The Standard for Years.


  • Cigarette cards
  • Collecting cards
  • Sports cards
  • Bowmar, Ethel N. (Daniel), Mrs.
  • Advertising.
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball--Kentucky.

User Restrictions

The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

Series I. Bluegrass League, 1910-1911
Subseries A. Frankfort
Cornell (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 1] browse
Hicks (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 2] browse
Hoffmann (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 3] browse
Subseries B. Lexington
Badger (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 4] browse
Heveron (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 5] browse
L'Heureux (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 6] browse
Sinex (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 7] browse
Yancey (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 8] browse
Subseries C. Maysville
Stengal (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 9] browse
Subseries D. Paris
Chapman (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 10] browse
Harold (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 11] browse
Kuhlman (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 12] browse
Kuhlman (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 13] browse
Scheneberg (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 14] browse
Subseries E. Richmond
Creager (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 15] browse
Elgin (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 16] browse
Moloney (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 17] browse
Olson (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 18] browse
Thoss (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 19] browse
Whitaker (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 20] browse
Wills (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 21] browse
Subseries F. Shelbyville
Kircher (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 22] browse
Van Landingham (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 23] browse
Womble (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 24] browse
Subseries G. Winchester
Barney (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 25] browse
Cornell (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 26] browse
Goosetree (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 27] browse
Kircher (Old Mill)
[Box: 1, Item: 28] browse
Series II. Louisville players
Delehenty (Piedmont)
[Box: 1, Item: 29] browse
Puttman (Piedmont)
[Box: 1, Item: 30] browse
Theilman (Sweet Caporal)
[Box: 1, Item: 31] browse