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Remember When Cards Ruled? These 20 Photographs Will Take You Right Back!

From gritty card games on the frontier to dainty ladies’ bridge parties, cards used to be what everyone did to have fun and pass the time. Sunday nights sometimes we’d have a family card game with the kids and everybody. Another of life’s simple pleasures that seems to be fading away, these old photographs remind us of just how important cards used to be to person’s social life.

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

1910s card game, NYC. Via/ Library of Congress

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Family card game, 1893. Via/ Flickr

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Naval hospital nurses get in a quick game of rummy, 1945. Via/ Flickr

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Bar card game, 1942. Via/ Library of Congress

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Bar card game, 1915. Via/ Flickr

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

“Beer parlor” card game, 1937. Via/ Library of Congress

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Family card game, 1942. Via/ Library of Congress

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Sailors playing cards, 1907. Via/ Flickr

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Bar card game, 1942. Via/ Library of Congress

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Two servicemen passing the time with cards, 1943. Via/ Library of Congress

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