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16th Century Satirical German Playing Cards

A look at the symbolism of the illustrations on the deck of 16th century German cards.

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Who are the kings & queens on playing cards?

Do the kings, queens and jacks in a deck of cards represent specific people? Well… Sometimes… Examples above scanned from Playing Cards The History and Secrets of the Pack, by W. Gurney Benham.   Submit an audio question by clicking … Continue reading

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