A Friendly Game of Cards

5 03 2011

One of the greatest contributors of Egyptian themes in our culture are the various Fraternal organizations.  They wear fancy hats and jewelry, hold mysterious meetings in elaborately decorated rooms, and have merchandise made featuring their logos.  This playing card from about 1950 appropriately shows the ancient Sphinx, classic symbol of mystery, with a fez jauntily perched on its head, rendered in almost a comic book style of illustration and coloring.

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