Imagerie Pellerin Guess What? card game
A Questions & Answers family game produced by Imagerie Pellerin, Épinal, France, c.1840.
Pellerin was a celebrated publisher of popular art, including playing cards and games. In 1796, Jean Charles Pellerin had set up the Imagerie d’Epinal and popularised printed images of everyday scenes. Épinal, France is best known for the Images d'Épinal, the popular prints created by Imagerie Pellerin and the Pellerin family. These hand-coloured woodcuts or lithographs of military subjects, storybook characters and other folk themes were widely distributed throughout the 19th century. Pellerin ended up becoming the leading French firm in the field of popular imagery and also published playing cards and tarots.
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