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Playing cards: Engineering

Collection Data

Description
Each of these engraved cards is illustrated with geometrical figures, diagrams, graphs, or engineering instruments (backs are plain). These playing cards were acquired as part of the William Barclay Parsons collection. Parsons served on the Library's Board of Trustees, but was also chief engineer of the New York City subway system. He collected widely on engineering.
Names
Parsons, William Barclay, 1859-1932 (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1869 - 1932 (Approximate)
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: Parsons *KVC +
Genres
Playing cards
Prints
Notes
Ownership: Parsons Collection
Physical Description
Engravings
Extent: 52 prints : 9 x 6 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a4b58b00-c6f7-012f-8b56-58d385a7bc34
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