Pamela Coleman Smith has been the unsung heroine of tarot for over a century. Her name was rarely mentioned when referencing the deck. It was simply called “The Rider-Waite” deck. Rider was the name of the publisher!
Now, the devotees of Pixie, as she is called, have made it their mission hence forth to refer to the deck by its rightful title. And deservedly so, “The Rider-Waite Smith” Tarot Deck. Gone, but now never forgotten-Pamela Coleman Smith – the designer of the most iconic, certainly the most well known deck ever created.