Railroad Old Maid

Object Number: 
2000.638
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 13 x 10.8 cm ) each card: 3 1/8 x 2 in. ( 7.9 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "RAILROAD/ OLD MAID"
Description: 
"Railroad Old Maid" card game with 31 chromolithographed paper playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; cards printed in pairs with caricatures of couples printed on each, the single old maid is an elderly woman holding a parrot; box chromolithographed with an image of an old woman carrying a case and a birdcage waving at a train crossing a bridge; box cover inscribed, "RAILROAD/ OLD MAID".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group