Newport Harbor Playing Cards
Set of playing cards with James Nicholon's 1888 painting of Newport Harbor on the back. The cards are packaged in a cardboard box with a cut out for the artwork.
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.