By the 18th century, the sale of playing cards in America was so profitable, they were specifically targeted by the Stamp Act. George Washington is known to have been an avid card player and he played often for pleasure but not for profit. This set of historically accurate playing cards is printed on matte textured paper and is suitable for use by children or adults. Hung individually in windows or on Christmas trees as ornaments, they add an 18th century flair to your holiday decorating. Made in the USA.