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Object Name Card, Playing
Catalog Number 0985.03.00234
Date 1862
Description This deck of paper playing cards has a design (on the back of the card) of a First National flag and an Army of Northern Virginia flag crossed and surmounting a Confederate States of American Great Seal on a blue dotted background. The paper wrapping has portrait of an Arabic sheikh in blue.
Dimensions H-3.75 W-2.5 D-0.5 inches
Made Goodall and Son, England, Great Britain
Provenance These are playing cards that came from England through the blockade. The wrapper indicates that these cards won the Prize Medal at an 1862 International Exhibition.
Search Terms flag imagery
Subjects Gambling
Card games
Card playing
Blockade running