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Playing cards: Engineering

Collection Data

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.
Parsons, William Barclay, 1859-1932 (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1869 - 1932 (Approximate)
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: Parsons *KVC +
Playing cards
Ownership: Parsons Collection
Physical Description
Extent: 52 prints : 9 x 6 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a4b58b00-c6f7-012f-8b56-58d385a7bc34
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