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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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Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V.

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Following their acquisition of Clemente Jacques y Cia in 1967, the playing card business was taken over by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A., which in 1990 became Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V.

Pasatiempos Gallo

Following their acquisition of Clemente Jacques y Cia in 1967, the playing card business was taken over by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A., which in 1990 became Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V.

Pasatiempos Gallo

Pasatiempos Gallo

Following their acquisition of Clemente Jacques y Cia in 1967, the playing card business was taken over by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A., which in 1990 became Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V.

Pasatiempos Gallo

Cassino

Naipes Cassino de Don Clemente, Pasatiempos Gallo S.A., Mexico, c.1988.

Cassino

El León

Naipes El León by Clemente Jacques y Cia.

El León

Las Dos Torres

Naipe Extra 'Las Dos Torres' manufactured by Pasatiempos Gallo S.A. de C.V., Mexico.

Las Dos Torres

El Fenix

Naipe Fino 'El Fenix' playing cards by Clemente Jacques y Cia, Mexico.

El Fenix