Card deck

KEM playing cards1957

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

The donors of this bridge set did play the game around the time of their marriage. As she stated: "When my husband was in medical school, and after we got married in 1956, we 'entertained' by having either 2 or 3 tables of Bridge, and then dessert. Few could afford more than that." The set, consisting of two decks of cards and a scoring pencil, is packed in a neat leather case. Bridge sets have two decks so that one can be shuffled while the other is dealt, to speed up the game. The bridge set was most likely a wedding present.

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  • Title: Card deck
  • Creator: KEM playing cards
  • Date Created: 1957
  • Subject Keywords: bridge
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: printed paper
  • Credit Line: Gift of Lois Greene Stone


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