Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Bridge Tallies

Barbara Barnett asked me about how tallies were used; as far as I can tell, they were used to keep score during bridge games. After the game, many were pasted into scrapbooks. As you can see from the reverse of my Spanish galleon, some tallies were never used. There's room on the tally for totaling your score, plus a line for table and couple number, so these beautiful tags were used as place cards at the table, too. An old scrapbook I found from the 1920s a few summers ago indicates that many of these bridge games hosted a lunch between rounds of play. I'd love to hear from anyone who can shed more light on the use of bridge tallies.

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