Photos of American football players representing the University of Alabama in 1972.
Alaska scenic playing cards featuring scenes of Alaskan life, USA, c. 1960.
Promotional deck for Honeywell Computers by Brown & Bigelow c.1968 with the cards marked in binary notation
Brown & Bigelow of St Paul, Minnesota, was a leading producer of playing cards in the U.S. from the late 1920s - 1980s.
Dual advertising deck for Eastern Airlines and Ryder Trucks, produced by Hoyle, 1983.
A subsidiary of Brown & Bigelow was established in 1927 to bring Hoyle products to the retail market. The Hoyle brand was acquired by the United States Playing Card Company in 2001.
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”
Nutrimientos Purina (Purina pet foods) advertising playing cards produced by Miguel Galas S.A. (Brown & Bigelow), Mexico, c.1960.
“Remembrance” playing cards, courtesy of the American Legion, manufactured by Brown & Bigelow, c.1940.
Stancraft Playing Cards were manufactured by Brown & Bigelow of whom they were a subsidiary.
Lighting in submarines involved wearing red goggles to preserve night vision for viewing instrument panels. The goggles solved one problem but created another: the red suits on playing cards were not visible through the red goggles.