Lighting in submarines involved wearing red goggles to preserve night vision for viewing instrument panels. The goggles solved one problem but created another: the red suits on playing cards were not visible through the red goggles.
English type 'Mogul' playing cards manufactured in Switzerland by John Müller for export to India, c.1880-1890.
Piquet playing-cards made by J. Müller, Diessenhofen, c.1850-60. The full-length court cards are following the French style.
"Tales from the Stage" - an article about theatrical playing cards by Rod Starling
Thomas Crehore copy, c.1850
Imagery of slightly eccentric tourists sightseeing in Egypt, or perhaps in the Alps, appears on the back of the box, the Ace of Spades and the Joker.
Trophy Whist No.39 playing cards published by the the United States Playing Card Co., 1895
Universe No.100 playing cards made by The Universal Playing Card Co. Ltd, Leeds, for Scandinavian countries
Unsun Karuta - Japan c.1780
These cards are basically a poetry anthology (the Hyakunin Isshu, or 百人一首), transposed onto cards.
‘Veto’ is a Polish CCG game. Players compete for power and influence. The game is set in 17th century.
Wallace & Gromit playing cards published by Marks & Spencer, 2009
Warburg’s Danske playing cards published by Aktieselskabet Emil Jensen, København, 1944