Charles Lambert and Charles Butler started manufacturing cigars and cigarettes in 1836. The company produced its first set of cigarette cards in 1898. Paul Whiteman is one of 25 in their set of Band Leaders.Name Of Set: Dance Band Leaders Manufacturer: Lambert and Butler Issue Year: 1936 Card Number: 25 Card Titles: Ambrose, Cab Calloway, Billy Cotton, Duke Ellington, Roy Fox, Geraldo, Carroll Gibbons, Nat Gonella, Henry Hall, Jack Hylton, Jack Jackson, Charlie Kunz, Sydney Kyte, Brian Lawrence, Syd Lipton, Joe Loss, Ray Noble, Jack Payne, Lou Preager, Harry Roy, Debroy Somers, Lew Stone , Rudy Vallee, Paul Whiteman, and Maurice Winnick.
Here are 20 of them, mostly British musicians.
Among the five missing is Paul Whiteman.