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Peru Souvenir Playing Cards

‘Vistas de Lima’ souvenir of Peru playing cards

made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910

Naipe 'Recuerdo del Centenario - Vistas de Lima' Souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910, imported by Luis Sablich, Callao, Peru. 52 gold-edged cards + joker in slide box. The cards are of a high quality, with tinted photographs in oval frames on each card and legends in Spanish. The cards depict Lima as a city full of colonial government buildings, statues of heroes, cathedrals, theatres, bullfighting rings and dockyards. Interestingly, the five of hearts (second row) shows the Caja de Depositos y Consignaciones, Lima, which is the building where the Estanco de Naipes administered the tax on Peruvian playing cards.

Souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910 Souvenir of Peru playing-cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910 Souvenir of Peru playing cards, Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910

Above: 'Vistas de Lima' Souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910. 52 cards + Joker in slide box.

See also: Vistas del Perú, c.1940.

Last Updated April 07, 2016 at 11:55am

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