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Thrilling Moments in the Lives of Famous Americans Doughnut Corp. of America - 1937
Notes: This series featured cards that were packaged in 6-card strips with blank backs. Card fronts give a clue that the holder is expected to use to identify the person depicted. I have alphabetized the names based on the card album, but some collectors have assigned mistaken identities or different formats, and the "answer" might match the artwork but may be arguable. (For instance, Sam Houston was not the first U.S. Senator from Texas.) Cards are 1-3/4" x 2-3/4". American Card Catalog reference is D146. Scans are posted at the Vintage Non-Sports Cards gallery.
Person Clue Color "Mad Anthony" Wayne A Famous General of the Revolutionary War red "Sitting Bull" This Indian Chief Made History green Abraham Lincoln Our Greatest President of Civil War Days yellow Admiral George Dewey The Hero of The Battle of Manila Bay red Admiral Matthew C. Perry This Admiral "Opened the Door" to Japan green Admiral Richard E. Byrd He Gave Us "Little America" yellow Admiral Robert Edwin Peary The First Man to Reach the North Pole red Alexander Graham Bell This Inventor's Name is a Household Word red Alexander Hamilton A Noted American Killed in a Duel green Alvin C. York He Captured 125 Soldiers Single Handed blue Amelia Earhart Putnam She's Soloed Across Both the Atlantic & Pacific red Andrew Carnegie The Most Hated Name in Steel yellow Barney Oldfield A Famous Auto Racing Star green Benjamin Franklin The Name of This Early American is World Famous green Betsy Ross To Her We Owe Our Flag yellow Bill Tilden The Master Tennis Player of All Time red Buffalo Bill He Won His Fame in Wild West Days red Captain Bob Bartlett The Hero of Many Polar Adventures blue Captain Eddie Rickenbacker America's Ace in the World War green Captain Miles Standish Famous Because Priscilla Preferred Another yellow Carl Akely African Jungles Were Like Home to Him green Carrie Nation She Was a Militant Pioneer for Prohibition red Charles P. Steinmetz An Electrical Wizard of Yesterday blue Chas. A. Lindbergh Aviation's Brightest Star red Chief Black Hawk One of the Greatest Indian Chiefs red Commander Edward Ellsberg A Famous Deep-Sea Diver blue Cyrus W. Field The Man Who Laid The First Atlantic Cable blue Daniel Boone The Indians Respected This Famous Scout green David Sarnoff He Caught the SOS of the Tragic Titanic blue Davy Crockett Noted Scout and Alamo Hero yellow Dolly Madison She "Saved" the Declaration of Independence green Dr. Victor Heiser The Hero of a Thrilling Shark Story blue Earl Sande The Nation Cheered His Stirring Victories green Fougere Audobon America's First Great Naturalist blue Francis Scott Key He Wrote Our National Anthem blue Frank "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Buck He Brings Them Back Alive yellow Frank Luke He was the "Balloon Buster" of the World War blue General Custer Fought a Vain but Glorious Battle blue George Herman "Babe" Ruth Beloved Baseball Idol of Al Boys yellow George Washington First in War, First in Peace green George Washington Goethals He Built the Panama Canal yellow Gertrude Ederle The World Cheered Her Channel Swim yellow Glenn Cunningham Nothing Could Stop This Champion green Glenna Collett Many Times the National Golf Champion red Jack Dempsey He Climbed Back to Win a Great Fight red James W. Marshall Started the Gold Rush to California yellow Jimmy Doolittle A Famous "ACE" of the Air yellow John Charles Fremont A Pioneer of the Far West yellow John J. Pershing Our Great Army Leader in the World War yellow John L. Sullivan A Famous Fighter of Early Boxing Days blue John Paul Jones The Father of the United States Navy green Knute Rockne The Football World Will Never Forget Him red Leland Stanford His Golden Spike Linked Oceas Together blue Major Whittlesey He Brought the Lost Battalion Safely Back red Molly Pitcher Washington's Soldiers Changed Her Name blue Nathan Hale He Regretted He Had Only One Life to Give His Country red Patrick Henry Asked for Death, Without Liberty yellow Paul Revere His Ride Through the Night Is History yellow Red Grange A Football Hero of Undying Fame blue Richmond Pearson Hobson A Hero of the Spanish American War red Robert Fulton He Gave the Steamship to the World green Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones He Won the "Grand Slam" of Golf green Sam Houston [sic] Texas Honored Him as Her First U.S. Senator red Samuel F. B. Morse The Inventor of the Telegraph blue Stonewall Jackson He was the "Stonewall" of the Civil War blue Theodore Roosevelt Loved as "Teddy" By Us All yellow Thomas Alva Edison The Greatest Inventor of All Times green Thomas Jefferson He Wrote the Declaration of Independence green Wiley Post He Flew Around the World in Eight Days red Will Rogers He Helped Teach Us How to Laugh green William Beebe Descended 1400 Feet into the Ocean blue Wright Bros. Famous Pioneer Brothers of Aviation yellow SPECIAL ITEM (Card Album) Searchwords: jahoc, yr1937, mfrDoughnutCorp, catHistory©2014 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!