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F. O. JOHNSON.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 15, 1911.
1,273,864. Pa tented Jul 30,1918.
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F. O. JOHNSON.
PLAYING CARDSx APPLICATION FILED MAR. 15. mm.
1 ,273,864. Patented July 30, 1918.
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FRANCES O. JOHNSON, OF PADUCAI-I, KENTUGKY.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented uly 1918.
Application filed March 15, 1917. Scria1No.154,994.
To all whom it may concern: 7
Be it known that I. FRANCES O. JoHNsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Paducah, in the county of McCracken and State of Kentucky, have inventednew and useful Playing-Cards, of which the following is a'specification. V
This invention has reference to playing cards and its Object is to provide cards for playing a game of the same general character as the familiar game of authors, but of increased educational value.
In accordance with the invention the game is made up of a plurality of sets of cards in which each set embodies a number of reproductions, either in black and white or in color, or sepia, of paintings or other pictures of noted artists, each set or book also preferably including a picture of. the artist. Each card of a set or book contains a picture with its title, and also the titles of all the other pictures of the same set or book, in this last particular corresponding to the familiar game of authors.
The invention, however, has an advantage over the game of authors and other games of similar character in that it not only familiarizes the players with the accepted portraits of the author, but familiarizes the player with the actual work of the author, as reproduced upon the card either by an imprint in black and white or in the colors of the original painting.
The invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, with the further understanding that while the drawings show a practi cal form of the invention, the latter is not confined to'any strict conformity with the showing of the drawings, but may be changed and modified so long as such changes and modifications come within the scope of the appended claim.
In the drawings r Figure 1 is a view of the master card of a set or book showing a picture of the artist some of whose paintings constitute the remainder of the book.
Figs. 2, 3, and 4 are similar views show-;
ing, respectively, pictures of different paintings making up the book. 7
Figs. 5, 6, 7 and 8 are similar views showing another book.
Referring to the drawings there is shown a card 1 which may be similar in size and shape to ordinary playing cards, and this 7 card contains a picture 2 which may be that of some well known'artis t, the particular artist whose picture 7 is shown being Corot. Beneath the picture is a name 3 constituting the title of the picture which in the particular instance shown is the word .Corot.
ings. The remaining titles 3, 5 and 6 of the particular titles included in thebook appear in Fig. 2 beneath the title 4.
In Fig. 3 there is shown a card 1? having a picture 2 thereon, which in the particular instance is supposed to represent Corots painting entitled Lake at Ville dAvray, with the title 5 thereunder. The other titles 3, 4. and 6 appear on the card below the ,pic ture and its title.
In Fig. 4: there is shown a card 1 with a or set picture 2 thereon representative of Gorots painting"Spring, with the title 6 under the picture and the other titles 3, 4 and 5 appearing thereunder.
Near the upper end of the face of each card is a number 7 representing the number of the set or book which in the particular instance shown is indicated as 12, thereby designating that the book including Oorots paintings is the twelfth book of the pack 7 It Will be undercomprising the game.
aless number of stood that a greater or books may be employed. 7 Figs. 5, 6, 7 and 8 show cards 8 each containing a picture 9 withtitles 10' similar in arrangement and purpose to the pictures and titles described with reference to Figs. 1 to 4. The cards of Figs. 5 to 8 make up a set orv book and in the particular showing of the drawing a number 7 is displayed on the upper portion of the card, which number in the particular showing of the drawings isthe number 10, indicating that the book or set shown in Figs. 5 to 8 is the tenth set' representations of in order in the game. Of course, such numbering of the books is entirely arbitrary, although the books may be chosen with some. idea of representing the relative fame of the artists.
In the book or set No. 10 the artist chosen is Millet, and the particular paintings of Millet indicated in Figs. 6, 7 and 8 are The Angelus, Feeding her birds and Going to work. WVhile the representations of the paintings and also of the artists portrait shown in Figs. 5, 6, 7 and 8 are, for the sake of simplicity, merely indicated in outline, it will be understood that the representations are intended to be complete.
The pictures may very conveniently be made in half tone for cheaper games, and may be reproduced in colors to simulate the originals in more expensive games.
The rules of the game may correspond to those employed in the familiar game of authors, and so need not be herein set out in detail.
The prime purpose of the game is educational, and particularly education along artistic lines. In this respect the game differs materially from the game of authors in that the players have constantly presented to their eyes while playing the game faithful great works of great artists until the players become thoroughly familiar with such works and can recognize the paintings without even the help of the title.
In the game of authors and other like games, the player may become familiar with titles, but gains from the game no idea what- Gopiea 0! this patent may be obtained for game, the educational value of the game being on a far higher plane than the mere memor zing of titles without any idea or the works the t1tles represent.
While it is not necessary that'the artists portrait should be present on one card of the book or set, it is advantageous in associating the appearance of the author with his Work.
What is claimed is A pack of playing cards comprising a plurality of sets or books, each set including cards having a plurality of representations of paintings of note, with each painting accompanied by its name or title and each card containing in addition the titles of the other paintings appearing on the other cards of that set, and each set also including one card containing the picture and name of the artist of the paintings of that set as well as the titles of all the paintings of the artist whose paintings are represented in the cards of the-set.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as .my own I have hereto afiixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
FRANCES O. JOHNSON. Witnesses:
S. VVILDER, K. O. CROAoH'.
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