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PACK OF ANTI-RELIGIOUS PLAYING CARDS

Made by: S. D. Levashev

Currently in storage


About this object

The standard set of playing cards is held in a cardboard box decorated with a design centering on the grinning face of a shaman's mask and a Star of David. Small Christian crosses are set in the four corners. This design is rendered in red, green, black, and white. This same design appears on the backs of each playing card, all of which have gilt edges. The cards are still in the thin (rice?) paper covers and images on them are not visible. Presumably, they are the same as those that appear on 55.53.1. The phrase "Anti-Religions" is printed on the shorter sides of the box. On the back and front are the words "N-702" (the product number) and "Extra Fine." The phrase "Joker Cards" is printed on the bottom and top.

Object name:
PACK OF ANTI-RELIGIOUS PLAYING CARDS
Made from:
Paper -- rice paper cover -- gilding
Made in:
Saint Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia
Date made:
1934
Size:
1.9 x 6 x 9.2 cm (3/4 x 2 3/8 x 3 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
55.53.2
Class:
PRINT
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION Anti-religions Printed on shorter sides of box. inscription N-702 Extra Fine Printed on front and back of box. N-702, or Number 702, is presumably the product number. "N-701" appears on 55.53.1. inscription Joker Cards Printed on bottom and top of box. inscription Made in Russia /USSR/ Printed on flap used to close box.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973