Privilege: The Modern Game with Social Significance

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.morerobe
Creators:
Morey, Robert
Dates:
1938
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Item
game (51 playing cards, 2 informational cards, 1 instruction sheet)
paper, col.
9 x 6 cm.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A card game designed by social scientist Robert Morey created to teach socialism to Americans in the 1930s. Artists Rockwell Kent, Peggy Bacon, Esther Vance, William Gropper, and George Schreiber designed the deck of cards. There are two special cards, Honesty and Kindness and five suits consisting of six numbered cards and four face cards representing various occupations including a banker, an artist, a professor, a lawyer, and many others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Social scientist, New Haven, Conn. and Canandaigua, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals
Original drawings for the deck and additional duplicate decks located at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2007 by the National Museum of American History who received the cards from from Roger B.Taylor, who found them when he moved into the former home of Morey.

Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint)
New Haven, Conn.: Robert Morey, 1938.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Card games Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Socialism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gropper, William, 1897-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schreiber, Georges, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vance, Esther Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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