‘Vistas de Lima’ souvenir of Peru playing cards
made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910
Naipe 'Recuerdo del Centenario - Vistas de Lima' Souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910, imported by Luis Sablich. Señor Sablich owned a little store in Callao where he used to sell imported chocolates, cigars, playing cards and other small European items; as well as fine Peruvian souvenirs of course. The deck contains 52 gold-edged cards + joker in slide box. The cards are of a high quality, with tinted photographs in oval frames on each card and legends in Spanish. The cards depict Lima as a city full of colonial government buildings, statues of heroes, cathedrals, theatres, bullfighting rings and dockyards. Interestingly, the five of hearts (second row) shows the Caja de Depositos y Consignaciones, Lima, which is the building where the Estanco de Naipes administered the tax on Peruvian playing cards.
See also: Vistas del Perú, c.1920s.