Tarrytown Light tobacco card

A Tarrytown Light tobacco card (today known as The Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse).

These collectible cards were put in cigarette packs as an incentive to buy the product and also served as a stiffener to protect the cigarettes from crushing. There were many subjects depicted on the cards, (animals, ships, military uniforms, politicians to name a few). Originally printed in the 1880’s, production ceased in 1894 when the American Tobacco Company brokered a monopoly of the companies producing the cards and decided against their use. In 1909, production began again and the Hassan Tobacco Cards date from 1909-1915. The lighthouse set numbered 50 cards which were printed in 1912.