Follies Playing Cards (1928) by Frederick Little Packer
Frederick Little Packer (January 4, 1886 – 1956) was an American illustrator and political cartoonist.
Born in Los Angeles, he was educated at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design and the Chicago Art Institute.
He worked for the Los Angeles Examiner, San Francisco Call, and from 1919 to 1931 worked as a commercial artist in New York.
He returned to newspaper work on the New York Journal in 1932, and in 1933 joined the Daily Mirror. He received the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1952.
Follies playing cards are produced by “Smart Set 400” , brand with named backs was introduced in c.1906 by the Kalamazoo Playing Card Co. in Michigan.
Kalamazoo subsequently merged with the Russell Playing Card Co. in around 1913 or 1914. Thereafter the “Smart Set 400” series continued to be published by the Russell Playing Card Co. under its own name and with its own Ace of Spades.