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January 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments


Another Old Maid has entered my life.  This deck was published by Playtime House; in addition to the artist (and I can’t help but suspect that we may have a self-portrait here), we meet such characters as Tommy Tuff, Hedy Hula, Billy Bum, Ubangi Bess, and Shirley Strut — all with clean lines and oversized heads like Ann. 

And here’s the Old Maid:


(Posted by Doug Skinner)


Tags: Card Games · Ephemera

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 angela // Jan 29, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I’d like to think that the self-portrait is the old maid…that’s clearly a dude in a wig.

  • 2 mamie // Jan 29, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Wow! They must be very intelligent with those large, large heads!

  • 3 Jersey Devil // Feb 1, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Do you think the Old Maid is supposed to be Emily Dickinson? Seriously.

  • 4 Gail // Feb 3, 2010 at 8:35 am

    both are superb role models, busily doing creative work, and the artist looks like Candy Darling

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