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1920s Framed Portrait Movie Cards

Measure 1-11/16" x 2-3/4" - Blank Backs

First time I've ever seen these, and after doing some research it might be the first time for you too! I couldn't find any reference to these cards in any of my sources. The only place I could spot them online was a single example on The Movie Card Website featuring card #28 Thomas Meighan.

Thus the information I provide on this site is mostly guess work. By my best guess, and the thankful inclusion of Wallace Reid in the batch of cards I acquired, these were issued between 1921 and 1923. I might be stretching it some here, but the inclusion of the Mack Sennett Comedy cards made me think of the Stroller's Cigarettes cards from the same era, which is one of the few other places I've seen cards of Sennett's girls. So I'm going to further guess that this is a tobacco issue, though the stock is light enough that it recently occurred to me that they remind me of bread premiums as well. The backs are blank. Based on where I acquired them and the similarity with the Stroller's sets I believe that they're either an American or Canadian issue. I don't know how many cards are in the set, obviously at least 88, since that's the highest numbered card I have to show

And that's all I can tell you. If you have any knowledge of these cards please do feel free to email me with info. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the following images:

Clara Kimball Young - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
2 - Clara Kimball Young

Ruth Roland - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
6 - Ruth Roland

Mack Sennett Comedies - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
37 - Mack Sennett Comedies

Anita Stewart - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
38 - Anita Stewart

Mack Sennett Comedies - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
39 - Mack Sennett Comedies

May McAvoy - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
42 - May McAvoy

Mack Sennett Comedies - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
43 - Mack Sennett Comedies

Bert Lytell - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
44 - Bert Lytell

Jane Novak - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
46 - Jane Novak

Douglas Fairbanks - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
52 - Douglas Fairbanks

Lillian Gish - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
54 - Lillian Gish

Wallace Reid - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
60 - Wallace Reid

Blanche Sweet - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
62 - Blanche Sweet

Mack Sennett Comedies - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
65 - Mack Sennett Comedies

Douglas MacLean - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
68 - Douglas MacLean

Mack Sennett Comedies - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
75 - Mack Sennett Comedies

Charlie Chaplin - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
82 - Charles Chaplin

Dorothy Gish - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
84 - Dorothy Gish

Mack Sennett Comedies - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
85 - Mack Sennett Comedies

Billie Burke - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
86 - Billie Burke

Jack Pickford - 1920s Unidentified Framed Portrait Movie Card
88 - Jack Pickford