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

Two of the best things about cards are how cheap and convenient they are. You can carry them almost anywhere. As kids we loved learning solitaire and go fish and euchre. Of course as we got older poker and black jack entered into our repertoire, as did a number of more complicated games.

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Students palying cards, 1962. Via/ Flickr

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Two Union soldiers posing with liquor and cards. Via/ Library of Congress

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Hotel lobby card game, 1940. Via/ Library of Congress

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Cards with the neighbors, 1942. Via/ Library of Congress

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Playing cards in Army barracks, 1943. Via/ Library of Congress

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Ladies’ bridge game, 1954. Via/ Flickr

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Yukon Territory, 1898. Via/ Flickr

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Playing cards on the hood of a car, 1974. Via/ Flickr

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Saloon card game, 1937. Via/ Library of Congress

Fabulous Photographs of Old-fashioned Card Games

Cards and wine, 1900. Via/ Flickr

Whether with friends or at a family game night, cards were one of our favorite things growing up. It’s a shame that cards just aren’t as popular today as they used to be. We’ll always remember the good times playing cards as kids and hearing about the legendary poker games of our fathers and grandfathers!

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