Images from the Field Collection at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library


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Photo by David Ortiz King and Queen of Spades, from a deck of engraved cards containing lessons in Latin grammar<br>Dutch, ca. 1650. Field Collection of Playing Cards, NL0049
080096003 Early printed playing card. Austria: Koller, ca 1550. Field Collection of Playing Cards, A0163.
080096006 “Mother” Jones, from a deck featuring "Trade Union Pioneers" issued by the Amalgamated Meat Cutters &amp; Butcher Workmen of North America. US, after 1951. Field Collection of Playing Cards, USA0017.
080096008 Tobacco insert card, advertising “Trumps Long Cut.” US: Moore &amp; Calvin, ca. 1890. Field Collection of Playing Cards, USA0497.
Photo by David Ortiz From a tarot deck, Florence, Italy, seventeenth century. Field Collection of Playing Cards, I0049.
Photo by David Ortiz Dutch, ca. 1650. Field Collection of Playing Cards, NL0049
080096010 From a deck commemorating the Spanish-American War, published by the Anhauser-Busch Company. US: U.S. Postcard Company, 1900. Field Collection of Playing Cards, USA1350
080096016 From a transformation deck called "Metastasis." England: Cowell, circa 1820. Field Collection of Playing Cards, GB0077.
080096018 An uncut, hand-colored, sheet of cards. Passau, Germany: Michael Schatzberger, circa 1830. Field Collection of Playing Cards, D0469.
Photo by David Ortiz From a deck made after the French Revolution, which replaces the kings with the elements, and queens with the seasons. Paris: Pinaut, 1793. Field Collection of Playing Cards, F0146.
080096012 From a deck with German suits, "Amerikanische Gaigel." US: U.S. Postcard Company, 1881.<br>Field Collection of Playing Cards, USA0888.