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Children’s Card Games (116)

November 12th, 2010 · 5 Comments

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Gather around, students of “Old Maid,” I have another specimen.  It’s a 1968 version, from Milton Bradley.  The choice was difficult, but I’ve picked “Go Go Gertie” as particularly representative of the year.

And here’s the Old Maid.

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(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera · Liminal Graphics

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mamie // Nov 13, 2010 at 2:13 am

    Holy cow! I don’t know what to say!

  • 2 angela // Nov 14, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Nice pick. Gertie was my favorite.

  • 3 mamie // Nov 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Based on the color scheme, I think our Old Maid is knitting a scarf for Gertie to wear when she cools down from her dance.

  • 4 Gail // Dec 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    the poor olde gal is knitting so furiously, in a sexually repressed rage. cupid pierced her scull with a knitting needle, and it looks like she started out as a flamenco dancer from looking at the Andalusian comb in her mop

  • 5 Bucky // Mar 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I played with these cards growing up. The best part is the vibrant colors. Bright lime greens, candy pinks, cool aquas. The aerospace-themed cards are the best. If you can find more cards, you should scan them.

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