Deadly Checkmate

Great cartoon (sorry I haven’t any idea by whom). Death is playing chess, and it’s already sure how it will end.


Gambling Prostitute

A baroque painting showing an officer playing Backgammon with a prostitute. Maybe it was a popular game in brothels because there quite a few of these paintings.


A Real Tough Guy

Cover of a pulp magazine of 1957. A real tough guy (maybe the king of the slave traders) with all the necessary attributes: tattoos, knife, exotic woman, whisky, cigarettes and last not least … cards.


Ace of Hearts

A pin-up photo from the 1950s. Nice nude girl seems playing (not gambling) with cards in the sand. She helds a Ace of Hearts. What could that mean?