“America” playing cards designed by Teodoro N Miciano, 1960
Bag of Bones playing cards, from a series of four decks designed by John Littleboy, 2008.
“Baraja Hispanoamericana” published by Asescoin, with artwork by Ortuño, illustrates memorable people from the discovery, colonisation and subsequent liberation of Hispanic America
Brown & Bigelow of St Paul, Minnesota, was a leading producer of playing cards in the U.S. from the late 1920s - 1980s
Elaborate court cards on a deck by Charles Bartlet, Philadelphia, (who was in fact Samuel Hart) c.1845-60. The pip cards are double-ended. The date may be somewhere between c.1845-65.
Congress Playing Cards were first produced by the Russell & Morgan Company in 1881 as the finest and most expensive of their brands.
“Baraja Histórica” (Descubridores y Colonizadores de America) manufactured by Heraclio Fournier S.A., 1952 designed by Ricardo Summers “Serny”
Decks manufactured in USA and published by E.E. Fairchild Co., Rochester, N.Y.
“Globe Playing Cards” patented on Oct. 6, 1874 by I. N. Richardson
Gunfighters playing cards from the Wild West Series by SPCC, 2018.
Ibero-American Deck, designed by L. Palao, 1929
Facsimile edition of Andrew Dougherty's Illuminated deck, c.1865, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., and described as 'Civil War Illuminated Poker Deck'
A series of four decks designed by John Littleboy. The pip cards in each deck have been transformed from the standard positions into a sequence of images which tell a story.
Cards with jumbo indices were introduced in 1895, and were given the subtitle '88'. Over the years a variety of Jokers were used, often taken from other brands.
Kem ‘Spanish’ playing cards appear to depict Spanish conquistadors © 1994.
From Empresses to King Cats and One-Eyed Jacks, every game is a pageant of unforgettable cats, each with a story to tell...
McDonald’s playing cards by the United States Playing Card Co., Cincinnati, c.1997
Mermaid Queen playing cards, from a series of four decks designed by John Littleboy, 2008
Native American Warriors from the Wild West Series published by SPCC, 2018.
Nu-Vue playing cards by Brown & Bigelow have novel courts and a special tint which are promoted as “the modern eye-saving concept in playing cards”
Pack of Dogs. Every card tells a story...
An historic American advertising deck for the C. A. Edgarton Mfg Company, manufacturers of the President Suspender (known as “braces” in England) depicting U.S. Presidents and First Ladies on the courts.
Riders of the Range by Pepys, 1953.
Southern Pacific Souvenir of the Golden West playing cards - Sunset, American Canyon and Shasta Routes - published by the Interstate Company exclusively for Southern Pacific News Service, c.1915
Souvenir deck from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin containing photographs from museum collections and archives on each card.
Steamboats No.99 was one of a number of brands produced by the American Playing Card Co. of Kalamazoo. As was usually the case with the “Steamboat” brand, it was the lowest priced deck in the range and of a more rudimentary quality.
Superman World Hero™ playing cards made in Belgium by Carta Mundi
The theme of steamboats navigating up and down the Mississippi also extended to the cotton plantations alongside the river and to African American people employed therein who were sometimes depicted on the special Joker card.
Most of the early North American Colonists were British subjects who depended on playing cards imported from England. The manufacture of playing cards in America only began during the second half of the 18th century, and not before 1776 by some estimates.
Vanity Fair No.41 Playing Cards by the United States Playing Card Co, 1895. All the number cards have been imaginatively transformed.
The Western Playing Card Company was formed in 1927. The exact history and origins are not clear.
Wild West card game published by Pepys, 1963.