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The Jolly Game of Old Maid

The Jolly Game of Old Maid
Title
The Jolly Game of Old Maid
Date 
ca. 1890
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 1 1/8 x 6 1/2 x 5 in. ( 2.9 x 16.5 x 12.7 cm )
Description 
"The Jolly Game of Old Maid" card game with 37 chromolithographed paper playing cards and an instruction booklet in a paper covered cardboard box; chromolithographed cards in pairs with characters such as "Phelim O'Phat" and "Hasty Puden" printed on each and a single old maid; box chromolithographed with an old woman drinking tea in a parlor with a medallion portrait of a cat in the lower right corner; box cover inscribed, "THE JOLLY GAME/ OF/ OLD/ MAID/ PARKER/ BROTHERS/ SALEM MASS USA."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.630
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE JOLLY GAME/ OF/ OLD/ MAID/ PARKER/ BROTHERS/ SALEM MASS USA"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group