Playing Cards - Alcatraz Rules and Regulations
O-11212Regular price $5.95
Every prisoner on Alcatraz Island was subject to many rules and regulations. This fascinating deck of playing cards highlights 52 rules that guided prison life in the most famous prison in Federal Penitentiary history.
Playing Cards - San Francisco Fog City
A-YCSFRegular price $7.95
Make time for play with these San Francisco Fog City Playing Cards.
Now you see it, now you don't! These see-through playing cards are inspired by San Francisco's famous fog. Hold the cards in your hand, and you'll see San Francisco's landmarks silhouetted against sunny blue skies. Hold the cards up to the light, and watch the landmarks disappear in layers of wavy fog.
San Francisco's mysterious fog is a familiar sight during the summer months. Flowing through the entrance to San Francisco Bay, it often obscures portions of the Golden Gate Bridge for hours at a time. Sometimes the entire bridge seems to disappear! Playing hide-and-seek with the fog may not be fun when you're trying to get a good photograph of the bridge, but fog is an important part of San Francisco's unique ecosystem. Created when moist ocean air drifts across the cold California current flowing down the coastline, it helps keep temperatures cool and feeds plants like redwood trees north of the bridge.
Baseball - Alcatraz
O-242Regular price $9.95
Play ball! Bring history to life with this collectible Alcatraz baseball.
At US Penitentiary Alcatraz, baseball was a way to escape the monotony of prison life. Inmates were allowed to play softball in the recreation yard on Saturdays and Sundays. Competition was fierce, and prisoners named their teams after popular clubs of the day, like the Cardinals, Cubs, and Giants. In October 1955, radio jacks were installed in cells, and as a special treat, inmates were given the day off to listen to Game 7 of the World Series.
Did You Know?
At Alcatraz, due to the scarcity and preciousness of sports equipment, balls hit over the recreation yard wall were considered outs, not home-runs.
Whistle - USP Alcatraz
O-167Regular price $7.95
No weapons were allowed on the floor of the Alcatraz cellhouse, so officers carried whistles to summon help in case of trouble. Whistle blasts also directed inmates to come to attention, stop work, start moving, and other commands. Like many pieces of equipment used in the Alcatraz penitentiary, the brass whistle was originally designed for military use.
Warning: Small parts. Not intended for children under 3 years old.
Harmonica - Alcatraz
O-134Regular price $9.95
Regulation 46 states: "Permission to play instruments in the Band, Orchestra, or bathrooms may be granted to inmates in good standing."
Strike a note and join the Alcatraz Band!
Warning: Small Parts. Not intended for children under 8 years old.
Coloring Book - Views of San Francisco
B-389Regular price $12.95
Unplug and unwind with Views of San Francisco: A Calming Coloring Book. Designed and developed in San Francisco and printed in Sacramento, this coloring book is all about going local. Immerse yourself in San Francisco's neighborhoods, natural spaces, and colorful history with 50+ intricate illustrations by designer Charles House. Lightweight and conveniently sized for traveling, this paperback book measures 10 inches tall by 10 inches wide. Take it with you while you explore San Francisco, home to our beloved Golden Gate National Parks.
LEGO Kit – San Francisco Architecture
C-21043Regular price $49.99
Love San Francisco? Celebrate SF with this eye-catching LEGO® model kit.
San Francisco, home of the Golden Gate National Parks, welcomes millions of tourists each year. Visitors are drawn to its natural beauty and stunning architecture, both of which are captured in this new addition to the LEGO® Architecture Skyline Collection.
With 565 pieces and easy-to-follow instructions, this kit is a great way to while away a rainy day or plan an evening of fun with the whole family. Once completed, it’s a great addition to your desk or office.
Skyline includes eight iconic San Francisco landmarks (pictured, left to right):
Alamo Square's "Painted Ladies"
555 California Street
Golden Gate Bridge