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Entries from July 2017

Children’s Card Games (233)

July 17th, 2017 · 2 Comments

We have another “Jeu de 7 Familles.” Again, there’s no date or publisher, but it has the same box and back as the last example. This deck is devoted to “Cinema”; you see here the grandmother of the camera operator family. Nice jazzy ’60s art, with simplified figures and bold off-register colors. (Posted by Doug […]

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Children’s Card Games (232)

July 10th, 2017 · 2 Comments

The “Picture-Word Game” was created by Edward W. Dolch, and published by The Garrard Press in 1941. Each card contained a word and its picture on one side, and just the word on the other. The instruction sheet explains that the cards teach “the 95 nouns which careful study has found to be of widest […]

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Illustrated Songbooks (3)

July 3rd, 2017 · 2 Comments

Chansons de France was published in 1928 by Librairie Plon. J. B. Weckerlin arranged the traditional songs, and M. B. de Monvel provided illustrations. The music is set within the pictures, standing out from the delicate colors. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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