Trade cards were a popular advertising medium in the late 19th century and some were amazingly creative depictions of the states and territories at the time. Following the success of the Arbuckle Coffee Company and their series of map cards, the Youth's Companion magazine continued the theme and improved it a bit. These cards have more refined feel with good color and nice vignettes of local color or points of interest. Considerably more rare than Arbuckle's cards, these include information on the back that discusses a bit of the history and statistics of the region.
Condition is very good. Card size isájust shy of 3.5 x 6 (inches).