Moon playing cards in metal box

Card, Playing

Accession Number: 2003.18

Description: Fifty-four cards in a light blue tin(?) box with a hinged lid. On the back of each card is an intricate design in black and red, with a red border. The upper left and lower right corners on the front of each card are embossed with Moon type to indicate the number and suit. A paper label glued to the top of the box lid reads "The Moon Society, Holmesdale Road, Belgate." Beneath the label, the lid is embossed with braille that reads "playing cards." The Moon Society became a branch of the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The manufacturer of the cards is identified on the face of the ace of spades. Paint on box is scratched; paper label is torn at bottom center and is discolored.

Date Made: n.d.

Place of Origin: England

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2003.180

Subjects: Blind. Games. Moon type. Playing cards. Recreation.

Dimension Notes: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. card ; 4 x 3 x 1 1/2 in. box

Made: Thomas de la Rue, card manufacturer; Moon Society, embosser and distributor

Material: Card stock; metal box

Updated: 04/28/2014