This is a 1923 Foster booklet for the United States Playing Card Co. of Cincinnati for a deck of mah-jongg cards called "Man-Chu." In it, the most interesting thing is this paragraph:

"While the game is generally conceded to be of Chinese origin, it is not by any means as old a game as some press agents would have us believe. It seems to have originated in Ningpo, some time in the early '80s. In its main characteristics it suggests having been borrowed from the much older national card game of Mexico, Conquian; known to Americans as Coon-can, or Rum, which it closely resembles in its main features."

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