3 early photographic Pinup decks
from St. Louis, MO.
This is the second deck. It's titled "Models of All
Nations". There are studio pictures and outside pictures. Artifacts are
used to hint to the country of origin of the model. A ukelele and a string of
flowers (KS) should point to a Hawaian origin, just like a rose in the ear and a
fan in the hand (QH) would indicate that the model is from Spain. Others are
This etnographic angle probably dates back to the days that it was okay to see a woman's breasts, as long as she was from some unknown tribe from the darkest part of Africa. Still there's little difference with the "art"pictures, as the same props were often used. The joker still refers to the "artistic" purpose of this deck.
We have dated this deck as being a little later than the previous deck, because here also outside pictures were used.
The wolf again is on the joker and in the backdesign.
Click on the aces to see the numbercards of each suit!
-1- or -3-