“Carte per Signora” patience pack was produced by Fratelli Armanino, Genova, in c.1897.
Colour lithography was invented in 1798 by a Bavarian actor and playwright named Alois Senefelder (1771-1834). It is based on the principle that oil and water do not mix.
Goodall’s “Historic” Playing Cards depict royal costumes of four periods in English history, 1893.
A masterpiece in the genre of tourist souvenir decks, “La Suisse Historique” Swiss Cantons souvenir designed by Melchior Annen in c.1920.