4 Apr 2017

How to... Cards from the Early 1900s

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Cards that are going to help you workout solutions to everyday problems.

Between 1900-1910, tobacco company Gallaher decided to give an extra incentive to their smokers, by including in every packet of cigarettes, a helpful "How to" card.  They are no fresh pair of lungs but, some helpful hints on how to get round day to day problems, we would now call hacks.  I have put together some examples below.  Each card came with an image portion and a description, that said they are pretty self explanatory so I just included the images and titles.  These cards are now collected in digital format, at the The New York Public Library.

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01-How-to-light-a-match-in-the-wind-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to light a match in the wind.
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02-How-to-light-a-match-in-the-wind-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to light a match in the wind - Explanation.
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03-How-to-draw-a-circle-without-compasses-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to draw a circle without compasses.
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04-How-to-draw-an-ellipse-with-string-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to draw an ellipse with string.
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05-How-to-grow-maidenhair-ferns-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to grow maidenhair ferns.
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06-How-to-Keep-plants-watered-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to Keep plants watered.
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07-How-to-make-a-spirit-level-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to make a spirit level.
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08-How-to-clean-bottles-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to clean bottles.
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09-How-to-clean-new-boots-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to clean new boots.
I Have no idea if this works.
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10-How-to-cut-new-bread-into-thin-slices-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to cut new bread into thin slices.
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11-How-to-keep-a-paint-brush-handle-clean-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to keep a paint brush handle clean.
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12-How-to-keep-saucepan-lids-raised-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to keep saucepan lids raised.
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13-How-to-measure-with-coins-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to measure with coins.
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14-How-to-separate-glass-tumblers-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co
How to separate glass tumblers.
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15-How-to-remove-glass-stopper-from-bottle-Gallaher-How-to-do-Cards-from-the-Early-1900-www-designstack-co

How to remove glass stopper from bottle.
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