A History of Cigarette and Trade Cards

The Magic Inside the Packet
Author: John Broom
Publisher: Grub Street Publishers
ISBN: 1526721759
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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How trading cards captured the popular culture—from war to sports, science to celebrities—with tips on how to start and develop your own collection. The collection of picture cards has fascinated generations of children and adults since the late nineteenth century. Between 1900 and 1940, cartophily, as the hobby became known, became widespread as hundreds of millions of attractive cards were issued, usually with packets of cigarettes. These cards give us a unique insight into the cultural history of the period. Although the production of cigarette and other trade cards has declined in recent decades, millions of people worldwide now collect trading cards and stickers issued by the likes of Topps and Panini. This attractive and extensively illustrated guide to collecting cigarette and other trade cards gives the reader a lively history of the hobby, and offers the collector some valuable advice on how to begin and maintain a collection. The wide variation of themes of card issues is explored, with many of the stories behind the cards revealed. It will appeal to novice and established card collectors, and those with an interest in twentieth century social and cultural history.

Old Advertisements and Popular Culture

Posters, Calendars, and Cigarettes, 1900-1950
Author: Chaonan Chen,Yiyou Feng
ISBN: 9781592650149
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 85
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Guide to advertising and pop culture posters in China from the early 1900s to the 1950s

Primary Research and Writing

People, Places, and Spaces
Author: Lynee Lewis Gaillet,Michelle F. Eble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317663829
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 358
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Developed for emerging academic writers, Primary Research and Writing offers a fresh take on the nature of doing research in the writing classroom. Encouraging students to write about topics for which they have a passion or personal connection, this text emphasizes the importance of primary research in developing writing skills and abilities. Authors Lynée Lewis Gaillet and Michelle F. Eble have built a pedagogical approach that makes archival and primary research interesting, urgent, and relevant to emerging writers. Students are able to explore ways of analyzing their findings and presenting their results to their intended readers. With in-text features to aid students in understanding primary research and its role in their writing, chapters include special elements such as: Communities in Context – Profiles of traditional and digital communities that help students understand the characteristics of communities and group members Profiles of Primary Researchers – Spotlights on professionals, giving an illuminating look into the role primary research plays in real-world research and writing Student Writing – Examples of exemplary student writing that demonstrate how research can be relevant, engaging, and interesting, with annotations. Invention Exercises - Exercises designed to help students locate primary investigation within communities that they already understand or find appealing Writing Exercises - Writing exercises that offer students practice in exploring communities and investigating primary materials. Readings – Annotated readings with questions to guide analysis, pulled from a variety of rich sources, that give students inspiration for undertaking their own research projects. This text has a robust companion website that provides resources for instructors and students, with sample syllabi, chapter overviews, lecture outlines, sample assignments, and a list of class resources. Primary Research and Writing is an engaging textbook developed for students in the beginning stages of their academic writing careers, and prepares its readers for a lifetime of research and writing.

Cigarette Cards and How To Collect Them

Author: I. O. Evans
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447487338
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 196
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This handy book contains a wealth of information on the subject of collecting cigarette cards, and is highly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of anyone with a passion for the hobby. Contents Include: Introduction; The Beginnings of the Cards; Trade Cards; Types of Card Production and Distribution; The Subject Matter of the Cards; Imperial and Foreign Issues; Rare Cards and Curiosities; Making a Collection; Storage and Classification; The Cigarette Card Trade; The Uses of Card Collecting; A Suggested Classification of Cigarette Cards.

The Meaning of Everything

The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Author: Simon Winchester OBE
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199813643
Category: History
Page: 288
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'The greatest enterprise of its kind in history,' was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of ordinary and extraordinary people who made it their mission to catalogue the English language in its entirety. In The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester celebrates this remarkable feat, and the fascinating characters who played such a vital part in its execution, from the colourful Frederick Furnivall, cheerful promoter of an all-female sculling crew, to James Murray, self-educated son of a draper, who spent half a century guiding the project towards fruition. Along the way we learn which dictionary editor became the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, and why Tolkien found it so hard to define 'walrus'. Written by the bestselling author of The Surgeon of Crowthorne and The Map That Changed the World, The Meaning of Everything is an enthralling account of the creation of the world's greatest dictionary.

CB Fry: King Of Sport - England's Greatest All Rounder; Captain of Cricket, Star Footballer and World Record Holder

Author: Iain Wilton
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 184358686X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
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Charles Burgess Fry, known as C. B. Fry was an English polymath; an outstanding sportsman, politician, diplomat, academic, teacher, writer, editor and publisher, who is best remembered for his career as a cricketer. Fry's achievements on the sporting field included representing England at both cricket and football, an F.A. Cup Final appearance for Southampton F.C. and equalling the then world record for the long jump. But he was much more than a sportsman. He won a major scholarship to Oxford, where his friends numbered Max Beerbohm, Hilaire Belloc, and F.E. Smith. He wrote several books, including an autobiography and a novel, and he was one of the most successful journalists of his day. He was a friend of many prominent Labour and Liberal politicians, but flirted with Fascism, meeting Hitler in 1934. He tried out for Hollywood, represented India at the League of Nations, and stood for Parliament three times. 'A most incredible man . . . the most variously gifted Englishman of any age . . . the pre-eminent all-rounder, not merely of his own age but, so far as is measurable, of all English history.' John Arlott; 'This is a well-researched, well-rounded picture of one of England's great sporting heroes.' - Jeremy Paxman, Mail on Sunday; 'He has written what should come to be regarded as one of the very best sporting biographies. I could not put it down.' - Michael Kennedy, Sunday Telegraph; 'This is a book that rises to its subject's level in fascination, entertainment and brilliance.' - Tim Rice, Literary Review

The Dance of 17 Lives

The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa
Author: Mick Brown
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408819481
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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In January 2000, two Ambassador taxis twisted their way up the narrow road leading towards Dharamsala in the Himalayan foothills of northern India - the home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama. In one taxi was a fourteen-year-old boy, the 17th Karmapa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism. The boy's arrival in Dharamsala was the culmination of an extraordinary escape which had brought him 900 miles across the Himalayas, in conditions of high danger, from the monastery in Tibet where he had lived since he was seven years old. Fascinated by this charismatic young figure, Mick Brown travelled to Dharamsala to meet him, and found himself drawn into the labyrinthine - not to say surreal - web of intrigue surrounding the 17th Karmapa's recognition and young life.


Author: Gary K. Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146537857X
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a peer of one of your ancestors? Artie doesnt realize that a prayer is being answered when he is mysteriously transported back in time and becomes a college basketball teammate of his great grandfather. A star player in is own time, Artie has to relearn the game and the ways of the world in order to survive in his new surroundings. Along the way he finds love and learns that one person can make a world of difference.

The Teardrop Story Woman

Author: Catherine Lim
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140913833X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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A story set in 50's Malaya at the height of the communist guerilla activity. This is a backdrop for a story of love, passion, desire and duty as a beautiful married chinese women, Mei Kwei, falls in love with a priest who saves the woman caught with Mei's husband from public embarrassment.

The Midwife's Sister

The Story of Call The Midwife's Jennifer Worth by her sister Christine
Author: Christine Lee
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447282639
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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'Our childhood came to an end when our parents parted and from then on Jennifer was placed in the impossible position of having to be a parent to me, her sister. I shall always be grateful for her protection . . .' Millions have fallen in love with Jennifer Worth and her experiences in the East End as chronicled in Call the Midwife but little is known about her life outside this period. Now, in this moving and evocative memoir, Jennifer's sister, Christine, takes us from their early idyllic years to the cruelty and neglect they suffered after their parents divorced, from Jennifer being forced to leave home at fourteen to their training as nurses. After leaving nursing Jennifer took up a career in music, her first love, and Christine became a sculptor, but through marriages and children, joy and heartbreak, their lives remained intertwined. Absorbing and emotional, The Midwife's Sister by Christine Lee is testimony to an enduring bond between two extraordinary women.

The Swan Gondola

Author: Timothy Schaffert
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780744919
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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On the eve of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, Ferret Skerritt – ventriloquist by trade, conman by birth – isn’t quite sure how it will change him or his city. Omaha still has the marks of a filthy Wild West town, even as it attempts to achieve the grandeur and respectability of nearby Chicago. But when he crosses paths with the beautiful and enigmatic Cecily, his whole purpose shifts and the fair becomes the backdrop to their love affair. One of a travelling troupe of actors that has descended on the city, Cecily works in the Midway’s Chamber of Horrors, where she loses her head hourly on a guillotine playing Marie Antoinette. And after closing, she rushes off, clinging protectively to a mysterious carpet bag, never giving Ferret a second glance. But a moonlit ride on the swan gondola, a boat on the lagoon of the New White City, changes everything, and the fair’s magic begins to take its effect.

Fitba Daft

A Story of Total Soccer Addiction in Scotland and America
Author: James Meikle
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595496121
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 484
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Fitba (football, soccer) is truly the world's game. It evokes the deepest emotions in the millions who play and watch it in almost every corner and culture around our globe. So where does this passion come from? Some of it is certainly inherent in genes, especially in respect of playing ability. However millions who have never played at any serious level are amongst the most fanatical of all. Like most addictions it is something formed by steady consumption over a prolonged period. Alcohol, nicotine and cocaine have much more obvious routes to our bloodstream but I firmly believe that soccer can get there too. It can ultimately provide such an overwhelming sensation of joy that the brain craves repetition of that euphoria, even if it may have to wait thirty years or more between very brief highs. Here's a true life story which provides a detailed insight into the environment and twists of fate which contrive to addict one Scottish boy and sustain that addiction even when he moves to America. They have soccer in America? Oh yeah, more than you can imagine.

Return of the Buffalo

The Story Behind America's Indian Gaming Explosion
Author: Ambrose I. Lane
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897894333
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 190
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An account of the first tribe to gain legal rights to operate a casino on reservation land.

Heidegger's Glasses

A Novel
Author: Thaisa Frank
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 158243719X
Category: Fiction
Page: 337
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A compound of German translators tasked with answering letters written to those eventually killed in Nazi concentration camps is confounded when it receives a letter from the noted philosopher Martin Heidegger, written to his optometrist, who is imprisoned in Auschwitz. By an award-winning author.