Front of a playing card about the American Revolutionary War. Bunker Hill - Gen. Israel Putnam

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Location Note

Ephemera: Card Games: Box 1



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This is a playing card of a card game about the Revolutionary War. There are two questions with their answers: "What celebrated battle was fought near Boston at the beginning of the Revolutionary War? Bunker Hill." and "What American officer of the Revolution left his plow in the field and hastened to join the Patriot army at Boston on hearing the news of the bloodshed at Lexington? General Israel Putnam." 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.


Descriptive Terms

card games (game sets)
printed ephemera
playing cards

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000430
AccessID 641
Other identifier HNEDID-000430

Physical Description

1 playing card

Collection Code


Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code



Breeds Hill (Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [peak]
Bunker Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
United Kingdom
United States
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

playing cards

Other People

Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790


British Red Ensign (flag)
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775
Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775
Old Man in the Moon
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

Accruals Note

FRONT OF 000432

Description Level


Location Note

Ephemera: Card Games: Box 1