Playing Cards

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1924-1929

GUSN

GUSN-188005

Description

Set of two decks of playing cards in a cardboard box. Cards are sealed in clear cellophane. The box is card board and the top is designed with two cutouts to show the decks inside. The bottom of the box is blue with silver pinstripes and one corner has silver and black bands and a shield motif with a crown and the word Trafalgar. The cards are decorated with a silhouette drawing of a ship in full sail, one deck has an orange backgound for the ship and the other has blue.

Details

Descriptive Terms

playing cards
cardboard
cellophane
Deck, Card

Inscription

"TRAFALGAR" (Part of shield motif printed on box)
"RUSSELL PLAYING CARD Co. / NEW YORK, U.S.A." (Printed on side of box)
"U.S.I.R. / PLAYING CARDS / 10 / CENTS" "R.P.C. / CO." (Tax stamp on blue deck, second string is cancellation mark)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Russell Playing Card Co. (Manufacturer)

Dimensions

3/4 x 3 7/8 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1496

Date

1924-1929 (Based on tax stamp on blue deck)