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

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Location Note

Ephemera: Card Games: Box 1

GUSN

GUSN-195308

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

stars
card games (game sets)
flags
printed ephemera
playing cards

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000431
AccessID 642
Other identifier HNEDID-000431

Physical Description

1 playing card

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.08.TMP.012.002

Places

Yorktown (York county, Virginia)
United Kingdom
United States

Record Details

Material Type

playing cards

Other People

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805

Other Organizations

United States. Continental Congress

Subjects

British Red Ensign (flag)
clouds
moon
Old Man in the Moon
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
United States. Declaration of Independence
Yorktown (Va.) -- History -- Siege, 1781

Accruals Note

FRONT OF 000432

Description Level

Component

Location Note

Ephemera: Card Games: Box 1