A former employee of Russell & Morgan Co founded the National Card Co. in 1886. The new company was so successful that R&M bought it in 1893 and this merger helped to form the new United States Playing Card Company in 1894. The Aladdin 1001 was first produced in 1885 and is still being produced in small numbers for foreign markets from time to time. The Jokers depict a rabbit emerging from an oversized egg while two garden gnomes look on in surprise. Your guess is as good as ours at to why this image was chosen to represent the Joker, but it’s still a cool image!