Vanity Fair No.41 Playing Cards by the United States Playing Card Co, 1895. All the number cards have been imaginatively transformed.
Kem ‘Spanish’ playing cards appear to depict Spanish conquistadors © 1994.
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”
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.
Brown & Bigelow of St Paul, Minnesota, was a leading producer of playing cards in the U.S. from the late 1920s - 1980s.
Mermaid Queen playing cards, from a series of four decks designed by John Littleboy, 2008
Bag of Bones playing cards, from a series of four decks designed by John Littleboy, 2008.
The Western Playing Card Company was formed in 1927. The exact history and origins are not clear.
Congress Playing Cards were first produced by the Russell & Morgan Company in 1881 as the finest and most expensive of their brands.
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'
The manufacture of playing cards in America only began during the second half of the 18th century, and not before 1776 by some estimates.