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Playing cards from a deck of "carving cards" printed by Joseph Moxon in London, circa 1680.
December 20, 2010
Images of a 1956 card game tracing the major automobile routes around France. Published by Editions Willeb and brought to you by the folks at British Petroleum.
November 1, 2010
A scrapbook, compiled by William Paxon, an exhibitor at The Great Exhibition of 1851 (The Crystal Palace Exhibition). In addition to flyers and cards gathered at the stalls of fellow exhibitors, Paxon appears to have helped himself to examples of placards that were intended to remain where they were. Paxon, from Hampstead, exhibited a device called the "Lunarian, an improved contrivance for showing phases of the moon."
August 30, 2010
A deck of etched, printed, hand-colored playing cards created by the artist Nicholas Kahn while a student at Washington University in St. Louis. Missouri. The Story of Hextor, Clifford, Duncan, and Serge unfolds within . . . Decifer the sordid tale while engaging in poker, hearts or gin . . . Scenes of intimate pain, extraordinary desire.
May 18, 2010
"No more victims" die-in & vigil [instruction card] Cambridge, Massachusetts 1978 May 27 Living Theatre Records
March 2, 2010
The records of The Jumble Club, a group dedicated to playing whist (and *only* whist) which thrived in Glasgow, Scotland, approximately between 1799 and 1877. The records consist of 4 ledgers containing minutes of meetings, with additional meeting minutes, inventories, insurance policy, checkbook. flyers and other related papers and ephemera. And they came in a lovely metal coffer, complete with a set of keys, none of which fit the box lock.
May 4, 2009
A selection of handmade and delicately stencil-printed playing cards, made by inmates of Russian prisons, ca. 1980s - 1990s.
March 30, 2009

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