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November 12th, 2010 · 5 Comments


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.


(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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