Canada's History

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I believe you’ve made an error on page eighty-five of the 100th-anniversar­y issue. You say in the centre right picture that they are playing poker. They are actually playing bridge. I know this for a number of reasons: First, bridge is always played with four people. Second, the man with the hat has at least nine cards in his hand. No poker I’ve ever played has that many cards. Third, the man with the white shirt is keeping score, which you do in bridge but not in poker. Fourth, the woman’s hand is face up on the table. She is the partner of the person keeping score. Oh, yes, one more thing — since the photo was taken in 1955, if they were playing poker, there would have been money on the table.

Brian O’Neil via email

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