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Not-for-Children’s Card Games (94-A)

May 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments


In recognition of our upcoming event, “Not Dirty, Just Spicy,” we will pause in our survey of the anonymous graphics of children’s games; and consider those for adults.

A wide variety of graphic information has been put on playing cards: ads, maps, political caricatures, music, aircraft silhouettes, foreign phrasebooks, souvenir photos of fairs and landmarks, nudes, smut.  During the 1950s, adult-themed cartoons were also popular.  They weren’t always bawdy; some series were devoted to such topics as golf and drinking.

This deck, “Fun Pack,” was published in 1954 by Frederic Distributors.  The gags are mild; the artwork breezy.

(Posted by Doug Skinner) 

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Angela // May 15, 2010 at 1:27 am


  • 2 Gail // Jul 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    the fella looks like a pre-Fred Flintstone

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