We have a new Kickstarter here that lasts until April 15th. We are trying to raise money to have the 1893 Chicago Midway Playing Cards professionally printed in poker size with rounded corners and custom printed tuck boxes. We are offering some of the limited edition letterpress printed playing cards and history cards.
The companion book will be in color in a 7.5 by 7.5 inch format. It will reproduce the letterpress printed playing cards and the history deck of the Midway. There will also be historic photographs, maps, and additional information about the Midway of the famous 1893 Chicago World’s Fair also known as the Columbian Exposition.
The society dedicated to the collecting of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair memorabilia and historical research has posted a superb write-up of this Kickstarter HERE. They have posted pictures of the BB&S foundry, the newspaper use of these character ornaments, and other background information. Thank you Scott Cummings and Randy Hercey!
Here is the tuck box that the playing cards will come in. The cards have been ordered and will be available mid-April.