Selected images from a set of transparent playing cards.
When held to a light source, an image with a proverb can be seen.
Unknown maker, but likely US, circa 1870.
See all cards here: beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/getSETS.asp?ITEM=2039620
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