Three men playing cards in an alcove

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Format: Glass plate negative.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Phillips Glass Plate Negative Collection, Powerhouse Museum _Plate_Negative

Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection

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Acquisition credit line: Gift of the Estate of Raymond W Phillips, 2008

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  1. Shahzad Ali Photography 300000 Views 27 months ago | reply

    Awesomeness!! brilliant capture Mate ...
    Please, feel free to see my work . . .

  2. Kora* 23 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot !
    See yoy

  3. artland 20 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


  4. shuttermaniacs 15 months ago | reply

    That's a super shot !

  5. excellentzebu1050 14 months ago | reply

    really Brilliant picture !!!

  6. quasymody 13 months ago | reply

    I've been returning to this pic on and off for months...and I'm still none the possibility is that they might be playing out a scene in a novel, or even a play...or maybe this is a still taken on the set of an early motion picture...

    Of course, among the superstitious, in cards (and probably life as well), the four of clubs is deemed to be the player on the right appears to be holding only four cards...suggesting that they have either dropped or discarded the four of clubs which we see face up on the seat beside their leg...though they appear to have covered the 4th club on the card, as if to counter the bad luck...the player on the left has what looks like a patch of dense hair growing on their this a blemish in the photo, or is it the mark of the Devil? Maybe they're about to turn into a warewolf?

    Here's a somewhat less sophisticated sub-tropical version

  7. HolleyandChris 13 months ago | reply

    The card under his leg makes this 100 times better haha.

  8. Lisa Lovingtree 10 months ago | reply

    I LOVE these great story-telling shots, full of rich character and lots of action, Wow, what a great captre!

  9. upkkaranganyar 10 months ago | reply

    I am from Indonesia. I live in Gombong of central Java.

  10. dankojuro 10 months ago | reply

    great photo :)

  11. foss54 9 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot - the humor jumps of the image and is timeless.

  12. اسماءمنصور 6 months ago | reply

    لممارسة صحية ممتعه

    علاج الضعف الجنسى وضعف الانتصاب

    علاج البرود الجنسى عند النساء

    جميع الاوضاع الجنسية للمتزوجين

  13. JSF539 4 months ago | reply

    I think I do, in fact, love this picture so much that I want to marry it!

  14. hobbitcamera 2 months ago | reply

    A beautiful captured image here.

  15. k m 7 d 2 months ago | reply

    ".the player on the left has what looks like a patch of dense hair growing on their this a blemish in the photo, or is it the mark of the Devil?"

    Isn't that a tattoo?

  16. k m 7 d 2 months ago | reply

    Two men and a boy, surely?

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