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1917 Kromo Gravure No Borders Edition

From Detroit, MI.  Measures appx. 2" x 3-3/8".  Blank backs.

1917 Kromo Gravure No Borders BoxMary Pickford on the reverse side of the Kromo Gravure "No Border" boxThis page take a look at the "No Borders" version of the Kromo Gravure sets.  The first time I saw one of these I just assumed I had bought a set of trimmed cards, but as I've kept buying I've come across five of these sets now and feel pretty safe saying that this was just one of the few ways that the Kromo Gravure Photo Co. out of Detroit, MI issued their cards. 

The one side of the box shown at the left looks exactly like boxes I've seen for both the "Rounded Border" sets and the more standard sets which are numbered Set #1, Set #2, Set #3, Set #4 (Kromo 1,2,3,4).  I've included an image of the box that the first set of "No Bordered" cards that I had acquired some time ago on the main Kromo Gravure page, however this box was a little different as the other side of it actually had a "no bordered" card attached to it.

Even a little more interesting was that there was a Mary Pickford card in this "no border" set of 50, but a different card from the one attached to the box!

Immediately below you'll find the main purpose of this page -- since I scanned them anyway I thought I'd include all 50 images here for your enjoyment.  As noted on the main Kromo Gravure page, this and the other Kromo sets do seem to have some variation from set to set, but these 50 just happen to be the 50 included in this particular set.  Enjoy:

Adele de Garde
Adele De Garde

Agnes Ayres
Agnes Ayres

Alice Joyce
Alice Joyce

Alma Hanlon
Alma Hanlon

Ann Murdock
Ann Murdock

Ann Pennington
Ann Pennington

Arlene Pretty
Arlene Pretty

Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson

Billie Burke
Billie Burke

Blanche Sweet
Blanche Sweet

Bobby Connelly
Bobby Connelly

Bryant Washburn
Bryant Washburn

Clara Kimball Young
Clara Kimball Young

Cleo Ridgley
Cleo Ridgley

Crane Wilbur
Crane Wilbur

Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks

Dustin Farnum
Dustin Farnum

Earl Williams
Earl Williams

Edna Mayo
Edna Mayo

George Walsh
George Walsh

Gertrude McCoy
Gertrude McCoy

Grace Cunard
Grace Cunard

Harold Lockwood
Harold Lockwood

Howard Estabrook
Howard Estabrook

Jack Pickford
Jack Pickford

Jane Novak
Jane Novak

Jean Southern
Jean Southern

Kathlyn Williams
Kathlyn Williams

King Baggot
King Baggot

Kitty Gordon
Kitty Gordon

Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish

Lillian Walker
Lillian Walker

Louise Huff
Louise Huff

Mabel Normand
Mabel Normand

Margarita Fischer
Margarita Fischer

Marguerite Clark
Marguerite Clark

Marguerite Clayton
Marguerite Clayton

Baby Marie Osborne
Baby Marie Osborne

Mary McAlister
Mary McAllister

Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford

May Allison
May Allison

Mrs. Sidney Drew
Mrs. Sidney Drew

Mrs. Vernon Castle
Mrs. Vernon Castle

Olga Petrova
Olga Petrova

Owen Moore
Owen Moore

Pearl White
Pearl White

Ruth Roland
Ruth Roland

Viola Dana
Viola Dana

Virginia Pearson
Virginia Pearson

William Farnum
William Farnum