Trolley cards measure 21"
x 27" and resemble jumbo window
cards, except they don't have a blank space at the top like
a jumbo window card does.
Trolley cards were printed for
local theaters and sometimes have the theater name printed on
Most of the ones that have
survived are from the 1920s and 1930s and were originally used
in San Francisco, California. It is said they were displayed
on famous trolley cars there, which is why they are called trolley
Trolley cards are normally
silkscreen art, and it is almost always artwork and usually
different than other poster artwork.
AS A COLLECTIBLE
Trolley cards are very hard
to find and extremely collectible.
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