Tourists No.155 was a mid-range brand manufactured by the Russell & Morgan Printing Co.
since the mid-1880s and then subsequently by U.S.P.C.C. until the brand was phased out in 1931.
Imagery of slightly eccentric tourists sightseeing in Egypt, or perhaps in the Alps, appears on the back of the box, the Ace of Spades and the Joker.
Above: an early edition of "Tourists No.155" playing cards manufactured by the Russell & Morgan Printing Co., c.1886.
"No.155 A" probably indicated that the cards were enameled.
Decks were supplied in a cardboard tuck-box. (Click image to see more).
Images courtesy Rod Starling.
Right: the front of the box.
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Dawson, Tom & Judy: The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, U.S. Games Systems Inc., 2000