C. L. Wüst Oval Patience Karten No. 240, beautifully printed by chromolithography, c.1910
Einar Nerman (1888–1983) was a talented Swedish artist born in Norrköping who designed playing cards during the 1920s.
‘Patience No.21’ is a 52-card miniature deck with double-ended courts and a Joker holding a fan of cards. The figures in this pack are much simpler than many of Gerich's courts - partly reflecting the limited space available. The designs are inspired by ‘Salon No.66’ by V.S.S., originally a Büttner design.
Dondorf's 'Four Continents' Patience, c.1910
First published in c.1870, children are presented in these miniature Patience cards disguised as Kings, Queens and Jacks. The Kings' crowns are slightly over-sized for their heads and the children are wearing false beards.
Minnie Patience. The backs show images of Mickey & Minnie mouse dancing together.
Latvian Patience Cards designed by Karlis Krauze, mid 1930s