COLLECTOR’S April 1, 1943 unused vintage Haynes Yellowstone National Park Scenic Souvenir Playing Cards with gilt edges. Has original cellophane around playing cards with tax stamp and original black & gold case.
Magnificent professional photographs by legendary photographers, Frank Jay Haynes or his son Jack Ellis Haynes, published by Haynes, the official photographers for Yellowstone Park. Box is marked: Haynes Inc., Yellowstone Park, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, Playing Cards. A Product of the United States Playing Card Company. Bridge score card is dated: April 1, 1943.
There are 53 cards with a Bridge Score Card. Brilliant full color photograph of Old Faithful on front, and black and white photo images of a different Yellowstone Park scene including animals on the back. Spectacular views including many scenic views that are not in existence today.
FRANK JAY HAYNES (October 28, 1853 – March 10, 1921), known as F. Jay or the Professor to almost all that knew him, was a professional photographer, publisher and entrepreneur from Minnesota who played a major role in documenting through photographs, the settlement and early history of the great Northwest. He became both the official photographer of the Northern Pacific Railway and of Yellowstone National Park. His photographs were widely published in articles, journals, books and turned into stereographs and postcards in the late 19th and early 20th century. Jack Ellis Haynes (1884–1962) inherited his father's business in Yellowstone in 1916 and continued as official park photographer until his death in 1962.
Playing cards are in mint, unused condition with right top corner cellophane bite(see photo). Card case is in excellent/very good vintage condition with light shelfwear for age.
Do not pass up this hard-to-find collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift for yourself or someone special in your life!!