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Set of 2 tattoo playing cards (Temerity Jones)


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A limited edition set of 2 playing cards by Temerity Jones. A bridge deck of playing cards with strongman and tattoed lady.  The tattooed couple are Frank and Emma DeBurgh. The DeBurghs were tattooed by Samuel O’Reilly in New York City during the last part of the 1800’s. O’Reilly patented the first electric tattoo machine in 1891, so a lot of the DeBurghs’ tattoos were done by hand. Both husband and wife were covered in religious motifs. Emma’s back depicted the Last Supper, while Frank’s back was a rendition of the crucifixion. They both also had the other’s name and the sentiments proclaiming their love tattooed on their torsos.

They were first exhibited in Berlin, Germany, in 1891, and they toured throughout Europe, amazing crowds. These cards show us an appearance of the DeBurghs at the Alcazar D’Ete in Paris, a concert hall that was opened in 1860 on the famous Champs Elysees and closed in 1914.

Note: This item can not be personalised! Limited stock, once they are gone, they’re gone. So don’t delay order today!



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