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Tobacco cards


Ajeeb the wonderful chess automaton at the Eden Musee in New York City.

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Capt. MacKenzie

Zukertort

Steinitz

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Shatranj

Origin of Games

Back of card - 'Chess, once known as "Checker", takes it name from the Persian word -- Shah. The earliest authority on Chess is Masudi, an Arabic author who wrote about A.D. 950. According to him, Shatranj existed long before his time. The game originated amongst the Buddhists, whose religion was prevalent in India from the 3rd to the 9th centuries. This religion prohibits war and the slaughter of fellow-men, and chess was invented as a substitute for war. The game passed from the Hindus to the Persians, then to the Arabians and from then to Europe.'

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British Champions of 1923


J.R. Capablanca

Miss Price

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George A. Thomas

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Heraldic Signs and their Origin

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Capablanca, Havana

Rubinstein & Bogoljubow

Dr. Emanuel Lasker

Samisch & Spielman

Torre & Tartakover

Aljechin & Niemzowitsch

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Modern British Sculpture
Queen Elizabeth I and King Philip II of Spain

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Alles fur Deutschland - 2000 Jahre Deutsche Geschichte

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Deutsches Leben in 5 Jahrhunderten

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Dr. Alexander Alekhine

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Dr. Max Euwe

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Spanish


Ajedrez
 

Un tablero de ajedrez
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