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 Maya Deck produced by Stancraft for Hoyle, 1976.
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.
‘Vargas Girls’ paintings by Alberto Vargas in a deck of cards published by Creative Playing Card Co Missouri.