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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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ARRCO Playing Card Co

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ARRCO Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1935 - c.1970s.

ARRCO

ARRCO Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1935 - c.1970s.

ARRCO

Victory

“Victory" cards celebrating U.S. participation in the Allied victory, c.1945.

Victory

Conjuring Decks

Conjuring Decks by Universal Playing Card Co (Alf Cooke) and others...

Conjuring Decks

Space-O

“Space-O” card game published by Pla-Mor Games manufactured by ARRCO Playing Card Co, USA, 1950s,

Space-O

ARRCO

ARRCO Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1935 - c.1970s.

ARRCO