The Game of Old Maid

Object Number: 
2000.634
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 8.9 x 11.4 cm ) each card: 3 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
lithgraphed: on the box cover: "OLD/ MAID/ GAME/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ Incorporated/ NEW YORK/ 376A"
Inscriptions: 

pencil: on back of box: "St. Patrick's Day / 1919"

Description: 
"Old Maid Game" card game with 35 chromolithographed paper playing cards and an instruction card in a paper covered cardboard box; cards printed in pairs with characters such as "Wicked Boy" and "Cruel Cat" printed on each, and a single old maid; box chromolithographed with an old maid holding a small dog and a cane; box cover inscribed, "OLD/ MAID/ GAME/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ Incorporated/ NEW YORK/ 376A".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group