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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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Amorous Translucent Playing Cards

Amorous Translucent Playing Cards, French, c.1850.

Amorous Translucent Playing Cards

Translucent Playing Cards

Translucent Playing Cards, 19th century French from the Biedermeier period

Translucent Playing Cards

Olivia’s Lucky Ladies

“Olivia’s Lucky Ladies” glamour model playing cards produced by Ozone Productions Ltd, USA, 2004

Olivia’s Lucky Ladies

Translucent Erotic Playing Cards, page 2

Translucent Erotic Playing Cards, page 2

Translucent Erotic Playing Cards, page 2

Translucent Playing Cards, c.1850

Cards from a translucent pack. Erotic images are concealed in the middle layer of the card and become visible when held up to a light.

Translucent Playing Cards, c.1850