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The Merry Game of Old Maid

Object Number: 
2000.635
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/8 x 4 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. ( 2.9 x 12.1 x 9.2 cm ) each card: 3 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 8.3 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "The MERRY GAME of/ OLD MAID/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS NY"
Description: 
"The Merry Game of Old Maid" card game with 34 printed paper playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; cards printed in pairs with characters such as the barber, the old cat and the old bachelor; box chromolithographed with an image of a woman and three children playing cards; box cover inscribed, "The MERRY GAME of/ OLD MAID/ McLOUGHLIN BROTHERS NY".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group