Kennedy Kards, a set of humorous playing cards featuring Democratic President John F. Kennedy and his friends and family, 1963

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Kennedy Kards, a set of humorous playing cards featuring Democratic President John F. Kennedy and his friends and family, 1963

Description

Set of “Kennedy Kards” political deck by Humor House, Inc., featuring gently satirical portrayals of the Kennedy clan. It was made in 1963, prior to President Kennedy's assassination, but not published until after his death. In addition to JFK, the court cards depict Bobby, Teddy, Papa Joe, the wives (Jackie, Ethel, Joan, Rose), Peter Lawford, and LBJ. JFK is depicted on the King of Hearts, the King of Diamonds, and the Ace of Spades.

The deck has 52 suited cards, plus 1 Joker (the Democratic Party donkey!), plus an extra card. The cards are bridge size, measuring 90mm x 58mm.

Reference: Dawson, The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, p.228, P8; Fournier, Playing Cards II, North America 195

Subject

Kennedy Kards, a set of humorous playing cards featuring Democratic President John F. Kennedy, 1963. The Kennedy family is featured in the face cards.

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Publisher

Kiley Fuchs

Date

1963

Contributor

Roxan Casper

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Format

Playing Cards

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Type

Novelty

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Citation

“Kennedy Kards, a set of humorous playing cards featuring Democratic President John F. Kennedy and his friends and family, 1963 ,” UIS History Harvest, accessed November 21, 2017, http://uishistharv1.uis.edu/items/show/233.