Ladies & Gentlemen's Conversation Cards

Ladies & Gentlemen's Conversation Cards
Title
Ladies & Gentlemen's Conversation Cards
Date 
ca. 1890
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 1 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 3 in. ( 3.2 x 8.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
"Ladies & Gentlemen's Conversation Cards" card game with 48 playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover lithographed with a polychrome image of a stack of playing cards; box cover inscribed, "LADIES & GENTLEMENS/ CONVERSATION CARDS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. PUBS N.Y."; 24 playing cards printed with suggestive questions and 24 cards with answers such as "Have you not quite lately slighted, To who you'd gladly be united?" and "I could reply, but I would rather At one refer you to my father."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.559
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "LADIES & GENTLEMENS/ CONVERSATION CARDS/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. PUBS N.Y."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group