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Tempest Storm (Original arcade card, 1940s)

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[Exhibit Supply Co.]


Tempest Storm (Original arcade card, 1940s)


Chicago, IL: Exhibit Supply Co., 1940s. "Made in U.S.A." blue variant, 3.25 x 5.25 inches, card stock, blank verso. Vintage arcade card featuring Tempest Storm seated on draped stool, adjusting straps of open-toed heels, w/ fishnet nylon stockings, shoulders & chest bare, brassiere just covering nipples & underbreast. These cards often featured women, notably actresses/burlesque artists, in provocative poses, in duotones. High-contrasts, cowgirls, art models, film stars, stripteasers, some with the subject's name printed on the recto. Cool collectibles at the time of production. Thanks to durable production, thousands remain in collectible condition. Slip in a coin and pull out a card, or hand-crank a sequential roll of cards. The Chicago company began early 1900s on the city's Printer's Row, earliest examples being sports cards (500-pack bricks of cards were issued wholesale to vendors). Others seen: Barbara Nichols, Carolfae Petersen, Laurette Luez, Mitzi Gaynor, also Tempest Storm bright sepia variant. Near Fine, faint rubbing to one front corner. Other cards also available. [Book ID 127175]

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