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Playing cards

Object Number: 
2002.1.2455
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
2 3/4 x 3 x 7/8 in.
Description: 
A deck of playing cards in a blue cardboard case with a white label with a drawing of two women in draped in yellow and red cloth that takes the shape of the North and South American continents encircled by the words "Pan- American Exposition 1901 Buffalo, N.Y., U.S.A." On the reverse in gold "Official Pan-American Exposition Souvenir Playing Cards/ Copyright 1901". Each playing card has the continent symbol on the back and on the face each card has a different scenic print of a landmark, exposition hall or event in the U.S. or at the expo including "Niagara Falls", "Streets of Mexico", "Johnstown Flood", and "Dairy Building". Many diverse images are presented on the 52 cards.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group