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Title(s):

Snap.

Published/Created:
[London] : [John Jaques & Son], [ca. 1880?]
Physical Description:
1 game (64 cards) ; cards each 9.2 x 6 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .S62 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Illustrations by John Tenniel.
BAC: British Art Center copy incomplete: comprises 29 (of 64) cards, including 7 different sets.
"John Jaques introduced the game of Snap in 1866, using illustrations of 'grotesque characters' [by John Tenniel] as he had for Happy Families. Like Happy Families, Snap cards are arranged in groups, but each card in a group bears the same picture."--V&A, for a 1930 edition of the game.
Subject Terms:
Card games -- Specimens -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Form/Genre:
Playing cards.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Chromolithographs -- 1880.
Contributors:
Tenniel, John, 1820-1914, illustrator.
John Jaques & Son, publisher.
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art)
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