National Celebrities and Heroes playing cards anonymous manufacturer, Montevideo, c.1928
Above: Miniature children's playing cards depicting popular heroes and celebrities
on the backs. Similar packs were published showing
football players and popular sayings and proverbs. The fronts of the cards show standard Spanish-suited cards
printed in blue and orange, in the Catalan style. The ace of coins depicts symbols of commerce and national
triumph, and the four of coins depicts a quiver of arrows and a shield. Cards of this type are examples of playing cards used for educational
purposes besides providing entertainment value to young people.