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The Board Game Old Maid

Object Number: 
2000.637
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 8 x 12 3/4 in. ( 1.9 x 20.3 x 32.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "The BOARD GAME/ OLD MAID/ PARKER BROTHERS,/ SALEM, MASS. U.S.A."
Description: 
"The Board Game of Old Maid" board game with board in the bottom half of a paper covered cardboard box; four wooden playing pieces and a carboard spinner with a metal arrow; box chromolithographed with a personified image of an old female cat in a bonnet, carrying a umbrella and a hat box labeled, "MISS/ ALLA LONE" and a personified male cat approaching; box cover inscribed, "The BOARD GAME/ OLD MAID/ PARKER BROTHERS,/ SALEM, MASS. U.S.A."; board with a winding blue and pink path of rectangles broken by cartouches printed with instructions such as, "Rushes matters. Go to Proposal" and "Papa says no Go back to Proposal"; at end of path are two hearts labled "Yes" and "No".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group