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October 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments


We have another circus-themed edition of “Old Maid,” this time in an undated deck from Whitman.  Quite the breezy design, isn’t it?  And here’s the Old Maid.


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera

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  • 1 mamie // Oct 18, 2008 at 1:03 am

    I like her outfir – particularly the hat! She looks like she could get along well with our girlish red-head Old maid – I picture them having fun together on outings – maybe getting a bit tipsy!

  • 2 mamie // Oct 18, 2008 at 1:03 am

    I meant outfit – maybe this red-head is a bit tipsy.

  • 3 mamie // Oct 18, 2008 at 1:07 am

    The Jolly Juggler, or JJ s we call him at the club, is refreshing. His balls do not spell out ROYGBIB as so many multi-colored things do. It’s as though the illustrators all have OCD and have to find some arbitrary organization for their color scheme. I was so relieved not to see Roy G Bib!

  • 4 Gail // Oct 26, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Both of these characters are very active. The Juggler looks very “designed for women”, like he could’ve been on a makeup or floor cleaning powder package. The old Maid is ready to throw her head back (see those petals flying off) and wriggle herself out of that heart shaped blue outfit. She’s containing herself with her one hand tightly held over the other. But probably not for long….she looks like she has a plan.

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