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15 stars and eagle, ace of spades playing card, A. Whitney & Co., Boston, Mass., ca. 1790

EP001.08.TMP.030 (RS187798)

Description

The ace of spades playing card has an eagle image within an oval frame. The text on the oval reads "Use but don't abuse me, evil be to him that evil thinks."

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
ca. 1790
Physical Description
1 playing card : illustration ; 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches
Dimensions
3 1/4x 2 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
GUSN
295786
Reference Code
EP001.08.TMP.030

Record details

Originator
Amos Whitney & Co. (Publisher)
Descriptive Terms
card games (physical activities)
stars
Material Type
playing cards
Subjects
Eagles
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Notes
There is a catalog record for this card in the Cary Playing Cards Database, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University. http://brbl-legacy.library.yale.edu/carycards/SearchExecCARY.asp

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