Gibson & Co
A preliminary look at the card-makers operating in the 19th century.
An initial survey of 19th century playing-card production. More detailed information appears on other pages.
Gibson originally took over the business of Blanchard in 1769. Gibson & Hunt operated briefly (1801-1803) and were followed successively by Hunt & Son (1804-1821), Hunt & Sons (1821-1840), Hall (& Son), Hall & Bancks and finally Bancks Brothers (1841-89).