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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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El Aguila

Naipes ‘El Aguila’ with flamboyantly dressed court figures made in Mexico by La Cubana S.A., c.1975.

El Aguila

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca, La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca

Naipes Aguila Antigua Transparente

Naipes Aguila Antigua Transparente, c.1960.

Naipes Aguila Antigua Transparente

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca (Jaspe)

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca (Jaspe), La Cubana, S.A. (Fabrica de Naipes El Aguila), Mexico, c.1960.

Naipes Aguila Antigua Opaca (Jaspe)