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Playing Card Collection

Identifier: GTA-000584

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Authors. 1119. U.S. Playing Card Co., Cinicinnati, U.S.A. Copyright, 1897. Authors represented include Will Carlton, Eugene Field, William Cullen Bryant, Charles Reade, Robert Browning, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Thomas Buchanan Read, J. Feinmore Cooper, Robert Burns, Oliver Goldsmith, William Dean Howells, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Wordsworth, Thomas Moore, John Keats, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Louis Blafour Stevenson, William Mkaepeace Thackeray, Alexander Pope, Helen Hunt Jackson, Celia Thaxter, Louisa May Alcott, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Francis Bret Harte, James Russell Lowell, General Lew Wallace, John Mitlon, Walt Whitman, Edward George Butler, Thomas Babington Macaulay, William Shakespeare, George Noel Gordon, Lord Byron, James Whitcomb Riley, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Stanley John Weyman, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Carlyle, Washington Irving, Bayard Taylor, John Dryden, Charles Dickens, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, William Wilkie Collins, John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sir Walter Scott, Edgar Allan Poe, Edmund Clarance Stedman, George Elliot, and Anthony Hope Hawkins.

Poems. Educational games no. 1123. Copyrighted 1898 by the Fireside Game Co, The Cincinnati Game Co. Successors. Suits represent America, Ireland, England, and Scotland. Poets represented include William Cullen Bryant, Longfellow, Eugene Field,Joseph Rodman Drake, John G. Whittier, Thomas Davis, Thomas Moore, Samuel Lover, Thomas Gray, Thomas Hood, Tennyson, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, James Hogg, Robert Tannahill, Thomas Campbell, and Robert Burns. Back of cards shows home of Longfellow.

Playing cards. Playtime. Regular deck.

Two regular decks in "Bridge" case, with bridge tally.

Game of Characters-Foreign. Biographical Cards, Ancient and Modern History. By F. G. Decker, A.M. Copyright 1916. O.F. & F. G. Decker, 123 Purdy St., Buffalo, N.Y. 100 cards, containing 700 questions.

Game of Cities, undated. Each card has 7 questions.

Georgetown University Go Fish.


  • 1897-1916 and Undated


0.25 Linear Feet

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