Collection of Military Trade Cards Related to the First Balkan War (1912-1913) and the Greek-Turkish War (1897)
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Consists of a collection of military trade cards related to the First Balkan War (1912-1913) and the Greek-Turkish War (1897).
Acquired with matching Funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. (AM 2023-066)
This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2022. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2022.
No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.
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- Finding Aid Author
- Kalliopi Balatsouka
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
Consists of two sets of twenty-five color trade cards each related to the First Balkan War in 1912. All cards bear a printed title on recto and a number with an explanatory text of the image on verso.Physical Description
Consists of a complete set of twenty-five color military trade cards (first part) entitled "En los Balkanes" by the Spanish company Chocolate Pi, Barcelona. Images depict miscellaneous battles and attrocities during the Balkan Wars. All cards are numbered on the recto (1-25) with an explanatory note of the image on the reverse. A few cards bear a stamp "Pedro Garcia Anon."Physical Description
Consists of a complete set of forty color military trade cards entitled "La Guerra en los Balkanes" by Chocolate Jaime Boix, Barcelona. Set is comprised of four series of 10 cards each. All cards are numbered and captioned on the recto. An explanatory printed note about the image on verso.Physical Description
Consists of a collection of twenty-five color military trade cards by a Spanish chocolate company. All cards are captioned and numbered on recto.Physical Description
Consists of a complete set of ten color military trade cards (part of a collection of forty drawings in four series) entitled "La Guerra entre Turquia y los Estados Balkanes by the Spanish company Chocolate Pi (Colección de 40 dibujos en 4 series), on verso. Images depict miscellaneous battles between Turkey and the Balkan States; one card depicts portraits of the monarchs of the allied states. All cards are numbered (1-10) and belong to "Series A"; printed title on recto and a epxlanatory note about the depiction on verso.Physical Description
Consists of a set of six color military trade cards produced by a department for children's clothing and millinery store of Robert Bernhardt, Dresden-A. "Abteilung für Kinder-Konfektion, Modewaren-Haus, Robert Bernhardt Dresden-A." Drawings depict miscellaneous battles during the first Balkan War. Cards are captioned and numbered (1-6), Series 770, on recto.Physical Description
Consists of a collection of twelve early 20th-century color military trade cards with the general title "Der Krieg auf dem Balkan" (The War in Balkans) issued by a German coffee company named "Aecht Franck." All cards are captioned on recto and bear an explanatory printed note on the reverse. Royal and military people are portrayed on the left side of the image such as the Prince Peter of Serbia, the King Nikita of Montenegro, the King George of Greece, the Prince Peter of Montenegro, the Sultan Momed V, Generals of Bulgaria, and the Pascha Nazim of Turkey.Physical Description
Consists of a set of six color military trade cards by Véritable extrait de viande Liebig company. All cards are captioned on recto with an explanatory printed note in French on the reverse. They were produced in 1910.Physical Description
Consists of ten early 20th-century color trade cards depicting scenes of miscellaneous battles between the Greeks and the Turks during the Greek-Turkish War in 1897 (March-May 1897). All cards bear a printed general title, where the scene took place, and the date. At the bottom of the images, information is included pertaining to the edition of the cards. They were produced by a French chocolate company "Edité par la CHOCOLATERIE D'AIGUEBELLE, Monastère de la Trappe (Drôme)". Explanatory printed note for each battle depicted, on the reverse of each card.Physical Description