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Front of a playing card about the American Revolutionary War. Declaration of Independence - Yorktown

EP001.08.TMP.012.002 (RS18652)

Description

This is a playing card of a card game about the Revolutionary War. There are two questions with their answers:"What momentous declaration, composed by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted and signed by the Continental Congress July 4, 1776? Declaration of Independence" and "Where did Lord Cornwallis surrender, with 7,000 soldiers, October 19, 1781? Yorktown." A British Red Ensign, a British naval flag also known as the Meteor Flag and Colonial Red Ensign and one of the first flags to be flown in the colonies, appears above the questions and answers. The back of the playing card is decorated with stars emitting rays of light, clouds, and the Old Man in the Moon.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Physical Description
1 playing card
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Component
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000431
AccessID: 642
Other identifier: HNEDID-000431
GUSN
195308
Reference Code
EP001.08.TMP.012.002

Record details

Other People
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Other Organizations
United States. Continental Congress
Descriptive Terms
card games (game sets)
flags
printed ephemera
stars
Material Type
playing cards
Subjects
British Red Ensign (flag)
Old Man in the Moon
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
United States. Declaration of Independence
Yorktown (Va.) -- History -- Siege, 1781
clouds
moon
Places
Yorktown (York county, Virginia)
United Kingdom
United States
Notes
FRONT OF 000432
Location Note
Ephemera: Card Games: Box 1

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