The Game of Old Maid

Object Number: 
2000.632
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 5 x 4 in. ( 2.5 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm ) each card: 3 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 7.9 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ GAME/ OF/ OLD/ MAID/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK".
Description: 
"The Game of Old Maid" card game with 41 chromolithographed paper playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; cards printed in pairs with characters such as "Miss M. T. Head" and "Officer Lazycop" printed on each, and a single old maid; box chromolithographed with an old maid with a cat on her shoulder and feeding a bird in a bird cage; box cover inscribed, "THE/ GAME/ OF/ OLD/ MAID/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group