Playing Cards

In 1932, the Sorority began selling Gamma Phi Beta playing cards to chapters “in an endeavor to assist collegiate and alumnae chapters with expenses.” Advertised in The Crescent, the cards were sold at cost and could be purchased in single or double decks of mode and brown at $0.85 a deck. In turn, chapters could sell cards to members for a profit.

By 1935, the Sorority stopped selling the Gamma Phi Beta cards, but fortunately, International Headquarters still has a double deck on display in our museum. The cards belonged to Alpha Chi Chapter charter member Clara Sizemore Lambeth (William & Mary, 1933).