Complete set of card games called “Learn Spanish by Playing Cards," published c.1954 by Language Institute, Inc. I do not know who made the cards, but they are very similar to cards made for other games by Whitman. There are 5 different games: Animals, Comparisons, Synonyms, Opposites, and Occupations. Each game has 2 different decks of cards, 1 in a blue box, 1 in a red box. The games are accompanied by 2 books. One of them is a 112-page book by Prof. Raphael Soto of Lehigh University called “Spanish Card Games” with the rules for the various games; it is reasonable to assume that he created/designed the games. The other is a 36-page book by Dr. Anthony S. Corbiere called, “Getting Along ‘South of the Border’” with advice and basic vocabulary for travelers to Central America.
The faces of the cards have Mayan or Aztec images between the Spanish words; the same images are also on the boxes. Each box of cards has approximately 50 cards. The cards are slightly small, measuring 83mm x 54mm, and come in the original boxes.
The cards are in excellent condition, handled but otherwise without issues. Some of the boxes have issues, and on two of them a top or bottom flap has torn away. The books are both in excellent condition, handled but otherwise without issues. In general, the entire set is in excellent condition and appears to be complete.
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