Naipes

Description
These hand-painted playing cards or naipes are from the 19th century. Most playing cards used in Puerto Rico and the rest of Latin America were imported from Spain and were used for both gaming and fortune-telling. They differ in both number and suits from the standard card decks used in North America.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
playing cards, deck of
Date made
19th century
publisher
Fournier, Heralio
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.9 cm x 5.8 cm x .1 cm; 3 7/8 in x 2 5/16 in x 1/16 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.0600
catalog number
1997.0097.0600
accession number
1997.0097
subject
Daily Life
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Games
Vidal
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Playing Cards
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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