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Bubble Cards, 1720 1720

Bubble Cards, 1720

Bubble Cards - known as “All the Bubbles”, c.1720.

South Sea Bubble 1720

South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Playing Cards were first published in London by Thomas Bowles in 1720. The cards bear satirical portrayals of the speculators involved in the South Sea Bubble of 1720, providing a unique contemporary record of the feverish atmosphere of the time, as well as the fashions of dress.