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Charactères et Vues Suisses (2)

This pack was produced around 1860 by an unknown maker, possibly German.

Like the pack made by Wüst, this is an early souvenir pack: on the Aces are (different) views from Switzerland, and the persons on the court cards again wear costumes from Swiss cantons. In detail, you can see (in the order Ace, King, Queen, Jack):

Clubs: Cascade et Hôtel du Reichenbach / Chillon et Lac de Genève
Neuchâtel / Tessin
Schwytz / Genève
Uri / Saint-Gall
Spades: Lausanne / Vevey
Berne / Bâle
Vaudt / Glaris
Schwytz / Argovie
Hearts: Passage de la Gemmi / Righi Kulm
Zug / Schaffhouse
Zurich / Valais
Appenzell / Grisons
Diamonds: Lion de Lucerne / Genève
Soleure / Thurgovie
Fribourg / Lucerne
Unterwalden / Berne

The illustrations in this pack show several errors:

© Peter Endebrock, 04 Feb. 2001