Story: Culture and recreation in the city

Playing cards (2nd of 3)

Playing cards

The Abbott and Saunder families enjoy a game of cards, about 1900. Playing cards was another common domestic recreational activity, enjoyed in the city as well as in rural areas.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
Reference: 1/1-017385; G

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Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - Making their own fun', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010