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Children’s Card Games (127)

February 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments


The U.S. Playing Card Company published these “Nation’s Capitol Souvenir Playing Cards” in 1909.  Photos of places of interest were overlaid with pastel tints: blue for hearts, green for diamonds, and pink for spades and clubs.  The Joker was Dupont Circle.

The backs are unusually lovely:


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera · Liminal Graphics

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Angela // Feb 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm


  • 2 Gail // Mar 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I love theses….they are very sober and elegant. Do you have one of the Joker?

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