This "I Hardy" Playing Cards deck is based on a card deck printed circa 1765. Our 18th-century playing cards are printed with period-appropriate colors and motifs on heavy stock paper. These reproduction playing cards are perfect for re-enacting events, gaming demonstrations at historical locations, or simply as a fun gift for card players.
- Based on Playing Cards Deck circa 1765
- Uncoated Heavy Stock Paper
- Cut with Square Corners
- Embossed Tax Stamp Surrounding Package
- Tied Closed with String
- Made in USA
Judging from 18th-century letters and inventories, Colonial Williamsburg's citizens spent a lot of time playing cards at the card table. Williamsburg tavern keepers bought as many as six dozen packs at a time from the Printing Office. Playing cards were imported from England and printed on heavy paper with woodblocks. Face cards were hand-painted, and the backs were left plain.