Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

The Game of Old Maid

The Game of Old Maid
Title
The Game of Old Maid
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 )
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
Object Number 
2000.632
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ GAME/ OF/ OLD/ MAID/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ NEW YORK".
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group