"Isaac Levy's Design for Ace of Spades"
By Isaac Levy
Patent granted May 8, 1866
Watercolor on paper
18 3/4" x 12" National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Patent
and Trademark Office
More Patent Drawings: Design for Ace
of Spades Isaac Levy received a patent for his unusual design
for the Ace of Spades playing card. This design uses several American
symbols. Most prominent are the 13 stars across the top and portraits
of Martha and George Washington.