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Published November 21, 2016 Updated July 14, 2022

Vistas de Lima

Souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910

1910 Peru USA Standard Playing Card Co. Commemorative Souvenir Add to Collection

‘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.

‘Vistas de Lima’ playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910 ‘Vistas de Lima’ playing-cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910 ‘Vistas de Lima’ playing cards, Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910

Above: 'Vistas de Lima' Souvenir of Peru playing cards made by Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910. 52 cards + Joker in slide box.

‘Vistas de Lima’ playing cards, Standard Playing Card Co., Chicago, c.1910

See also: Vistas del Perú, c.1920s.

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