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Spielkarte der Münchner Jugend

This is a pack that was first published as colour plates in the magazine Münchner Jugend. In 1898 the playing-cards were produced for G. Hirths Verlag in Munich by Vereinigte Stralsunder Spielkarten-Fabriken. The pack is called

The design is by Julius Diez (1870 - 1957). His initials JD are on the Ten of Acorns, and again as ID on the Nine of Hearts, together with the year of the design, 1897.

The Münchner Jugend was a famous magazine that gave its name for the German version of art nouveau, Jugendstil.

© Peter Endebrock, 02 Apr. 2005