The popular 50 card Great Americans set was issued in 1888 by W. Duke, Sons & Co.
The artwork is fantastic, and the choice of subjects depicts an America just 23 years removed from the Civil War. There is even one variation, H.W. Beecher posing both left and right.
These cards are over 125 years old, and can be very hard to find in nice condition. Aside from corner wear and off centering, surface damage and paper loss are common faults found in these cards. I will try to upgrade the set if cards become available.
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