Mack’s Milk Chocolate / Ketterlinus Trade Cards Set and Checklist

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Title Mack’s Milk Chocolate / Ketterlinus Trade Cards
Year 1880s
Size 3″ x 4 1/2″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set
8

Mack’s Milk Chocolate / Ketterlinus Trade Cards Overview

Ketterlinus Trade Card Tennis.jpgThese trade cards featured children participating in a variety of activities. They featured the Mack’s Milk Chocolate name but, while I have not seen them used as advertising cards for different companies, like other trade cards, they may be found with different company names instead.

The fronts included a color picture of children along with various print or stamps, saying the product could be used for confections or for pastry. Text stating that it was also ready for instant use and that only boiling water was required was also added.

Most cards feature non-sports pictures but one includes a tennis scene.

Lithography for the cards was performed by Ketterlinus out of Philadelphia. That company performed lithography for other trade cards as well. In addition, advertising for the Mack’s Milk Chocolate brand is also found on other trade issues.

Mack’s Milk Chocolate / Ketterlinus Trade Cards Checklist

  1. Accordion Playing
  2. Archery
  3. Bowling
  4. Children Walking with Boy Spying
  5. Hurdling Fence
  6. Painting
  7. Tennis
  8. Walking Turtle

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