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1893 Chicago Midway Playing Cards By Stuart Van Leer Bradley, Jr. First Edition
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Size: 7.5" x 7.5"
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781951299057
This book reproduces two decks of letterpress printed cards by Stuart Bradley and the Railway Station Press. Both decks used characters drawn from the Midway of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair / Columbian Exposition. The type foundry BB&S sold these small printers ornaments. In 2008 Stuart Bradley scanned these small images and had Owosso in Michigan manufacture two inch high copper dies of all 35 characters. He then printed a limited edition of one hundred decks of playing cards using 14 of the characters. In 2012, the second deck of History cards were letterpress printed in a limited edition of 130 decks and used all 35 characters on 3.5 by 5 inch cards. This book also contains t ...
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