Trading Card, Gum Inc. Superman No. 53

Description (Brief):

One of a set of 72 trading card featuring Superman, included in packages of Gum Inc.'s "Superman Bubble Gum" in 1940. Each "adventure story" card features an image of Superman on the front with a connected story on the back. The cards are one of the earliest examples of merchandise featuring the iconic superhero.

Date Made: 1940

Maker: Gum, Inc.Copyright Holder: Superman, Inc.Associated Institution: Superman of America ClubMaker: Gum, Inc.Superman, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: SupermanComicsFood Culture

Subject:

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Credit Line: DC Comics, Incorporated

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0213.098Accession Number: 1987.0213Catalog Number: 1987.0213.098

Object Name: Card, Bubble Gum

Physical Description: cardboard (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-52b1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1192453

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