There must be a story behind this image, but I am unable to find anything so far. The following is an extract from the Wikipedia page for English actress and singer Marie Studholme: "Marie Studholme (10 September 1872 (commonly misreported as 1875) – 10 March 1930), born Caroline Maria Lupton or Marion Lupton, was an English actress and singer known for her supporting and sometimes starring roles in Victorian and Edwardian musical comedy.
"Female parrot - Tzu-Yung discovered the beauty and feathers".
As thousands of smokers opened their packets, up would pop a picture of a bird, often a parrot, cockatoo, budgerigar, parakeet or lorikeet.
Parrots and parakeets were included in a colourful set of 50 cards called , issued by Player’s in 1933.
Future bird lovers and keepers were probably initially enthused by the cards.
The set of cards is still available and can be bought either from dealers such as Murray Cards (International) Ltd in Hendon Central, London, or through local dealers at collectors’ fairs.
Information on the back of each card gives the native land of each bird and details their size, the difference in appearance between hen and cock and their talking habits. In today’s world of instantly accessible information it is easy to dismiss such things.But in the days of the cigarette card, such information was not readily available, and for many bird keepers these cards must have been a joy.Many people frame their cards, and kits for this purpose are on the market. These were immersed in water and the picture transferred onto paper, or children placed them on their arms like a tattoo.Players later brought out a series of 25 larger cards on will produce a filtered search on e Bay which shows cigarette and trade cards of parrots that are for sale today.In these days of widespread hostility towards smoking, cigarette cards are at least one good thing to have come from tobacco use.Cards were issued in cigarette packets from the 1880s until the outbreak of the Second World War - and parrots certainly were not ignored by the tobacco companies.