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The Ambras Court Hunting pack, c.1445

The Ambras Court Hunting pack, The Princely Hunting Pack of Ambras, hand-painted, attributed to the workshop of Konrad Witz,

Alta Carta Spielkarten: Kurze Geschichte über Spielkarten in Polen

Alta Carta Spielkarten: Kurze Geschichte über Spielkarten in Polen

Ambras Court Playing Cards - 3 of Falcon Lures, c.1440-1445

Ambras Court Playing Cards - 3 of Falcon Lures,

Meine Spielkarten Seite

Meine Spielkarten Seite

detail from departure for the hunt, last quarter 15th century, Housebook Master, South Germany (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam)

detail from departure for the hunt, last quarter century, Housebook Master, South Germany (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam) note the back tucked section.

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Shigir Idol: The World’s Oldest Wooden Sculpture

Wonder what thye were playing?! A card game, Schachzabelbuch 1479:  #diet and fitness,#sports

Medieval depiction of a cargame, from the collection of the National Library of Austria.

Sikar Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland, Amsterdam, 1935 Publicity playing cards for the Dutch credit company Sitters & van der Kar. The four Kings wear fashionable dress of the time, including top hat and tails, whilst the working class Jacks are less pretentious. The four Aces and Joker feature abstract geometric designs in the style of Art Deco. The overall colour scheme is somewhat subdued. via World of Playing Cards

Publicity playing cards for the Dutch credit company Sitters & van der Kar. The four Aces and Joker feature abstract geometric designs in the style of Art Deco.

Narren-Karte by Christian Heinrich Reuter, Nürnberg, c.1860

Narren-Karte by Christian Heinrich Reuter, Nürnberg, c.1860

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