Mother Goose's Party or the Merry Game of Old Maid

Mother Goose's Party or the Merry Game of Old Maid
Mother Goose's Party or the Merry Game of Old Maid
Title
Mother Goose's Party or the Merry Game of Old Maid
Date 
1887
Medium 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 1 x 6 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 16.2 x 11.4 cm ) each card: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 8.9 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
"Mother Goose's Party or the Merry Game of Old Maid" card game with 43 chromolithographed paper playing cards and an instruction card in a paper covered cardboard box; chromolithographed cards in pairs with vignettes from nursery rhymes printed on each including "Old King Cole", "Little Jack Horner", etc. and a single old maid; box chromolithographed with a witch, an old lady and personified animals playing cards; box cover inscribed, "MOTHER GOOSE'S PARTY/ OR THE/ MERRY/ GAME OF/ OLD MAID/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. N. Y."
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.629
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "MOTHER GOOSE'S PARTY/ OR THE/ MERRY/ GAME OF/ OLD MAID/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. N. Y."
Bibliography 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group