Geographical Playing Cards (#NLDocumentCam) | Newberry

Geographical Playing Cards (#NLDocumentCam)

At the intersection of cartography, diversion, and British imperialism, you’ll find this 1839 deck of geographical playing cards. In the first installment of our “Newberry Document Cam” video series, research fellow Jennifer Park tells us all about these cards, how they envisioned the world, and what they would have taught people in the nineteenth century.

#NLDocumentCam : Geographical Playing Cards

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