Card Games In Illustration

Patience (c. 1935) by Charles Spencelayh (1865–1958)
Patience (c. 1935) by Charles Spencelayh (1865–1958)
Meredith Frampton (1894-1984) Un jeu de patience, 1937
Jeanne Mammen (German, 1890 – 1976)
Vera Rockline (1896-1934) The Card Players (1919)
Basques jouant aux cartes (Basques Playing Cards) by Ramiro Arrue, 1919
Argosy All Story Weekly September 9 1922
Argosy All Story Weekly September 9 1922
N.C. Wyeth, The Pike County Ballads written by John Hay, 1912
Harry Brooker - A Critical Moment
Harry Brooker – A Critical Moment
Frederick Goodall - Old Maid
Frederick Goodall – Old Maid
We shall probably spend the evening here with Miss Susan at the card table. Hugh Thomson illustrates J.M. Barrie’s romantic comedy Quality Street (1901).
John Everett Millais - Hearts are Trumps
John Everett Millais – Hearts are Trumps
Edward Ardizzone
Edward Ardizzone
Ludwig Tieck Merkwurdige Lebensgeschichte Sr. Majestat Abraham Tonelli (Vienna-1930s) – Illustrations by Erwin Tintner, cards
Constantin Alajalov (1900-1987) 1948

In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by science writer and psychologist Dr. Maria Konnikova to talk about her newest book, “The Biggest Bluff: How I learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.” They discuss her journalistic interest in game theory which ultimately led her to learn Texas Hold ‘Em, resulting in an incredible transformation to a professional poker player with over a quarter of a million dollars in winnings.


On paper, things look fine. Sam Dennon recently inherited significant wealth from his uncle. As a respected architect, Sam spends his days thinking about the family needs and rich lives of his clients. But privately? Even his enduring love of amateur astronomy is on the wane. Sam has built a sustainable-architecture display home for himself but hasn’t yet moved into it, preferring to sleep in his cocoon of a campervan. Although they never announced it publicly, Sam’s wife and business partner ended their marriage years ago due to lack of intimacy, leaving Sam with the sense he is irreparably broken.

Now his beloved uncle has died. An intensifying fear manifests as health anxiety, with night terrors from a half-remembered early childhood event. To assuage the loneliness, Sam embarks on a Personal Happiness Project:

1. Get a pet dog

2. Find a friend. Just one. Not too intense.




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