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Newport Harbor Playing Cards


Set of playing cards packaged in a cardboard box with James Nicholson’s painting, Newport Harbor, on the backs of the cards.

Nicholson, a self-taught painter, immigrated to Newport from Scotland and worked as a master joiner on several summer cottages. This image of Newport Harbor beautifully illustrates a typical day in Newport's working waterfront in the late 1800's, including the Eolus, a steamship which brought thousands of visitors to this city on the sea.