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Game of the Great Men, Minot the Elder

Redesigned revolutionary pack of cards


Revolutionaries redesigned playing cards in order to eliminate references to royalty (kings, queens, jacks) and replace them with great men and abstract virtues.


Title in French
Cartes de jeux révolutionnaires


Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, BOITE FOL-KZ-705 (1, 4)

Collection Romain Merlin. Cartes à jouer

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