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Children’s Card Games (33)

November 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments


This Old Maid, published by Milton Bradley (again, the date is scrupulously concealed, but it’s an old one) is notable for a guest appearance by the famous Dr. Busby.  “Dr. Busby” was one of the more popular card games of the 19th century; and, like “Old Maid,” went through many editions.  Some of the artwork in this “Old Maid” appears to have been simply re-used from the older game.

And here’s the Old Maid.


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lisa // Nov 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Dr. Busby reminds me of someone but I can’t remember who.

    (If his beard were shorter and pointer, I’d say the old Sigmund Freud.)

    Freud’s really in the ullage these days.

  • 2 elena // Nov 14, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    i think he looks a little like a tame popeye’s pappy.

  • 3 mamie // Nov 21, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Dr. Busby is an inspiration to all who practice the medical arts.

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