Photograph of men playing "morra", Vancouver, BC, October 1, 1938

Photograph of Bruno Girardi (second from the right) and unidentified men playing "morra", Vancouver, BC, October 1, 1938. The five men are dressed in formal attire and stand around a folding table. Girardi seems to have a ribbon pinned on his left lapel. Written in black ink at the bottom of the photograph is "Canada Day Celebrations - Moose Hall. Oct 1/38".

Morra is a hand game. Variants date back to ancient Rome, and are still played in Italy today. The game was used to decide issues, but also served as entertainment.