Hilda Clark Cabinet Card Photographs, ca. 1900
I brought in two cabinet photos, I believe, or cabinet cards, they're called…
…Of Hilda Clark. I purchased them on an online auction near my hometown.
Hilda Clark, boy, she's a beauty, isn't she? She was a Victorian music hall sensation. She was born around 1872, and so these… you know, she looks to be maybe 23, 24 years old here. She signed both of the cabinet cards with an inscription to friends of hers who were in vaudeville. What's most important about Hilda Clark, though, is she was hired by the Coca-Cola Company to be one of the very first Coca-Cola girls.
And so on account of that, the Coca-Cola collectors just, you know, anything to do with Hilda Clark, they're avid, avid fans and collectors of. How much did you pay for these?
I gave $190 for them.
Because they're in really great shape, they're good early images of her around the time that she was with Coca-Cola, I would think the value at auction of each of these would be around $1,000 each.
Wow. (laughing) Happy birthday to me.
Yeah, happy birthday, yeah.
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