How do I cite ephemera from a museum?

To cite ephemera from a museum, follow the MLA format template. The works-cited-list entry below is for a nineteenth-century cigarette trading card shown on the Web site of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York. The Web site does not indicate the name of the card’s creator or its title, so the entry begins with a description. The company that issued the card, Kinney Brothers, is in the “Publisher” slot, followed by the date of issue. Then the name of the Web site and its publication details are provided in a second container:

Cigarette trading card depicting a French fifer. Kinney Brothers, 1888. The Met, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018,


Published 17 July 2018

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