Zwarte Piet Cards

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Identifier

KKBOC0006

Title

Zwarte Piet Cards

Description

Set of 31 'happy families'-style cards in packaging labelled with Zwarte Piet and a caricature of the blackface figure. The cards depict white children engaged in a variety of hobbies, including chimney sweep, telephone, generic play, playing sports, 'frog on ball' (playing sports in nature?), engaged with food, doing maths/schoolwork, dancing, doing housework, gardening, playing in winter, playing in a lake/river, playing hospital, and dressing up. Each activity has two cards, one depicting a boy and one a girl, with the exception of the chimney sweep, which is a single card with a boy. The cards are intact, with some minor wear and tear, but the box is broken and has been sellotaped back together in several places.

Creator

Jumbo

Type

Koloniale Boekjes en Artefacten

Relation

Collection of colonial booklets, memorabilia, etc. from around the world.

Source

The Black Archives

Format

Set of Cards

Subject

Zwarte Piet

Coverage

Stars

Date

c.1950-1959?

Physical Dimensions

7.5x2x10.5

Country of Production

Nederlands

Keywords

Zwarte Piet, Sinterklaasfest, Children's Objects, Children's Games, Cards

Rightholder

Jumbo

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Bibliography

https://www.catawiki.com/l/23785007-jumbo-zwarte-piet-card-game-dieren-zwarte-piet-1950-1959-netherlands
http://kostenrenovatiehuisberekenen.blogspot.com/2018/03/zwarte-pieten-spel.html

Citation

Jumbo, “Zwarte Piet Cards,” The Black Archives, accessed November 26, 2022, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/7.
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