Children's Card Game with a Racist Element [Playing Cards]. [Children's Games]. Zwarte Piet. [Furth: Spear and Sohne, c. 1925]. 31 color 4-1/8" x 2-1/2" lithographed cards on heavy coated stock in 4-1/2" x 3" slipcase, lithographed color illustration on front. Instruction sheet lacking (or never issued). Moderate rubbing and light soiling to slipcase, small owner initials to front, a few partial cracks around lower corners. Light soiling to cards, a few have minor edgewear. $500. * Black Peter is a European version of the card game Old Maid. Produced for the Dutch market, this version features a Black Peter portrayed as a combination Golliwog and minstrel performer. The 15 card-pairs depict white and two Asian children, most of them pursuing such activities as hiking, sailing and skating. The image on the box is a tuxedo-clad minstrel performer with black hands and a blue face.
Book number 69288