Made in Italy
Paper. L 9.0, W 5.8, H 1.5 cm
Eisenhower National Historic Site, EISE 5747.
Paper. L 16.7, W 8 cm, T 0.6
Eisenhower National Historic Site, EISE 5749.
Lid has gold border with the initials "MDE" in gold in center.
Wood, leather. L 24.0, W 17.0, H 7.0 cm
Eisenhower National Historic Site, EISE 5751.
Like so many other American families in the 1950s, the Eisenhowers enjoyed playing games such as Scrabble, a new and popular game, and cards. Eisenhower was an excellent bridge player, regularly playing with General Alfred Gruenther, a well known expert on the game. Mamie also played a good game of bridge but she often preferred to play Canasta, Bolivia and Mahjong with her friends.