Sunday, August 27, 2017

Musical Jokers

One of my joker categories in my taxonomy are my musical jokers.  There are just over 50 musical joker playing cards.  Here are a few of my favorites and then the bulk are below.

The musical section is organized by type of instrument. We start in the wind section. More specifically, with the flutes, fifes, and piccolos.

Flute-, piccolo-, and fife-playing jokers
Flute-, piccolo-, and fife-playing jokers

This next collection of nine is built around the six entertainers at the top.  One is playing the clarinet, the bells, the drums, two stringed strummed instruments, and one who seems to be cheating at cards. Then three more jokers playing guitar-like instruments.

Stringed instruments.

Stringed instruments and drummers plus a jester on a horse playing an instrument. Should that be in the equestrian section of the animal jokers or here with the other musicians?

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Jokers of Real People

These jokers feature real people.  Mickey Mouse is not a real person. Nor is Batman.  President Bush is a real person and so is Elvis Presley.  Real actors, like Harrison Ford, are real even when they're playing a part such as Indiana Jones.  Got it?

Organizing the collection of jokers is a focus of this collector these days.

First page, nine politicians or political leaders. Several George Bushes, a Jimmie Carter, a Walter Mondale, Saddam Hussein, George McGovern, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, Georges Pompidou, and Charles de Gaulle.

Politcal Jokers
Politcal Jokers
 This page features six different shots of Elvis and then three actors.

Collection of Elvis Presley Jokers
Collection of Elvis Presley Jokers
 Sports Jokers

 Actor jokers.  Notice that there are Three Stooges jokers.

Royal and historical jokers. To be frank, I'm thinking of reorganizing this section since these jokers should perhaps be in the history section.

Help me.  Who the heck is this caricature of?