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[Nonstandard German playing cards, circa 1871]

From: Cary Collection of Playing Cards

[Nonstandard German playing cards, circa 1871]

From: Cary Collection of Playing Cards

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Other Creator: Cary, Melbert Brinckerhoff, 1892-1941
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Date: circa 1871
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Description:
Standard: N
Suit System: German
Type: Historical
Stance of Court Cards: Single Figure
Process: Lithography, stencil coloration, surface polished.
Back: plain
Borders: Square
Corners: Square
Composition of Deck: 32 [D, K, O, U, 10-7].
Aces: DH, head of Napoleon III; DA, Napoleon II sits on barrel.
Court Cards: Napoleon III appears in ridiculous positions on all courts.
Pipcards and Jokers: 10s indicated by "X"; comic vignettes of Napoleon III.
Each card contains two lines of satirical verse. The posture of the court figures and the general composition of the vignettes show the influence of the Bavarian pattern.
Physical Description:
96 x 52 mm.
Volume/Enumeration:
No. 2783
Rights:
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Source Digital Format:
High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 16445283
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