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Card deck:Airplane Spotter Playing Cards World War II: Allied and Axis

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.ca. 1990

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

During both World Wars, airplane spotting cards taught enlisted men and civilians alike to recognize both friendly and enemy aircraft. The cards evolved, very likely, from larger plane recognition posters used for military training. The tradition of making these cards held on even during peacetime. In more contemporary times, manufacturers make standard card decks marked with the same plane silhouettes and information. They are a nod toward nostalgia and the collectible card market.

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  • Title: Card deck:Airplane Spotter Playing Cards World War II: Allied and Axis
  • Creator: U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
  • Date Created: ca. 1990
  • Location: Belgium
  • Subject Keywords: World War II, airplane
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed cardstock, cardboard
  • Object ID: 111.3323
  • Credit Line: Gift of Diane Rogers in memory of H Don Rogers

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