Carl Smith Cards from PRO - now with Card images
Have I missed something and people have been celebrating this little Christmas present from the HK PRO for weeks? ... but they have had a revamp of their website recently, I think. Nothing much new in terms of the general catalogue (the HKRS series and the like), but now, oh bliss, the Carl Smith index comes with a thumbnail of the card itself. When clicked this comes up separately and can be made full screen or screenshot. Both sides of the card are available when appropriate.
Go to the PRO homepage, click 'search our holdings' then 'online catalogue' then click the box for 'advanced search' - that brings up a page with a Carl Smith Collection tab ... type in a name or keyword or card number. There doesn't seem to be a way either at selection or when you've got the list to organize them by date, so that could be labourious if a search gave many results, and the 'back' function, at any rate on a mac, doesn't seem to work. So far I've had to go almost back to the beginning to start a new search. But I'm sure those could be sorted out, and here we are, at long last, with real access to the cards. Hurrah!