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Population

In 1896 executives of the United States Playing Card Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, formed a separate company, the Fireside Game Company, to produce a series of over 30 educational card game titles. The quartet game of Population was first published by the Fireside Game Co in c.1896. A series of 48 cards illustrates maps and population data from the countries of the world.

Game of Population by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, c.1896
Game of Population by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, c.1896

Above: 24 cards (from a total of 48) from the Game of Population by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, c.1896. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

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