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Playing cards

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Cards made in sets of a designated number and marked for use as game accessories during play. The markings or designs may follow a standard suit or rank system or may be special and individualized.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Tom and Judy Dawson Collection of Playing Card Ephemera

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1608
Scope and Contents: This collection contains playing card-related material collected by Tom and Judy Dawson over 35 years. Its focus is on the playing card industry but also explores the popular culture of playing card imagery and its social impact. A highlight of the Dawsons' collection is early standard American and Canadian playing cards and ephemera related to the cards and their makers. Ephemera includes sample books, billheads, correspondence, advertising materials, trade cards, calendars, invitations,...
Dates: 1650-2014

Victor F. Germack and Lori Shepard Germack Collection of Photographs of Indians of North America

 Collection
Call Number: WA Photos 483
Overview: This collection consists chiefly of photographic materials created circa 1850-1978 that depict American Indians, including informal and studio portraits, as well as photographs that show the natural and built environment of the American West. Images of the American West include views of cities and towns, mining and logging operations, railroads, and natural scenery.
Dates: circa 1850-1978, bulk 1860-1925

William Helfand collection of medical ephemera

 Collection
Call Number: Pam Coll 8
Overview: The collection contains printed ephemera related to medicine and pharmacy either arranged in albums by William Helfand or donated in loose form. These include trade cards (some on marijuana and street drugs), postcards, advertisements in various formats for patent medicines and devices, advertisements for cancer cures, playing cards, cards of famous scientists and physicians, stock certificates for pharmaceutical companies, photographs of old pharmacies, pharmacy prescription envelopes,...
Dates: 1817-2007

Peter E. Palmquist collection of photography and photographic formats

 Collection
Call Number: WA Photos 495
Overview: This collection documents photography and photographic formats, circa 1846-1999, which Peter Palmquist collected from 1971 to 2002, and complements other collections compiled by Palmquist and held by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The collection includes material by professional and amateur photographers and documents aspects of photography from the capture of images through the production of a variety of photographic objects, as well as the marketing and storage of photographs.
Dates: circa 1838-1999

Dante Gabriel Rossetti collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 268
Overview: Letters by Rossetti to various parties, including Sir Frederic Burton and Frederic James Shields, along with one letter from Charles Augustus Howell to Rossetti. One manuscript by Rossetti: "At Wellington's Funeral. 18th November 1852," an autograph receipt, and a deck of playing cards painted by Rossetti at the age of 12.
Dates: 1840-1881

Maurice Sand Papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1463
Overview: The Maurice Sand papers contains family and professional correspondence, publishing contracts, writings, drawings, posters, and other material by or about the nineteenth-century author, illustrator, and puppeteer. The collection offers substantial documentation of Sand's theatrical work from the late 1840s to the 1880s; included are holograph scripts, scenarios, or posters for over forty puppet plays created by Sand. The collection also includes three novel drafts, a set of playing cards issued...
Dates: 1833-1995, bulk 1848-1889

W. S. Lewis Collection of George Selwyn Correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: LWL MSS 39
Overview: The collection consists of letters sent to George Selwyn by nearly one hundred friends, associates, and family members; they range in content from short formal notes of invitation to long and descriptive letters from friends in his social and political circles. Also present are five letters written by Selwyn to colleagues and unidentified recipients.
Dates: 1739-1788