Helen Bertram | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society


Helen Bertram

Helen Bertram | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
Helen Bertram, actress of stage and screen.
Helen Bertram, actress of stage and screen.
Image ID:9801
Creation Date:circa
Creator Name:Unknown
Collection Name:Vaudeville and theatre actress cigarette cards, 1885-1910
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:PH 3502
Original Dimensions:1 x 3 inches
The tobacco companies used trade cards to advertise their products during the late 19th century. Used to stiffen the box, the cards became a powerful advertising method by printing the brand name of the cigarettes and a picture of a larger series. The cards covered many subjects, but certainly theatrical stars were well represented. Many other subjects including wildlife and sports were covered during the period of cigarette trade cards, 1870s-1890s. These cards were meant to be collected and were attractively printed as photographs as well as chromolithographs. Chromolithography was a printing process that used a separate limestone plate for each color.
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