The Air at the Top of the Bottle

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November 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments


We have another “Old Maid” deck to add to the survey.  This one is from the Whitman Publishing Company: there’s no date, but it’s fairly early in the illustrious career of the Old Maid brigade.  It was hard to choose, but I’ve picked Mr. I. Never for his unusual anatomy and coloration.

And here’s the Old Maid:


There is yet another Old Maid on the rules card; so I’ll add her to the gallery:


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera · Liminal Graphics

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Angela // Nov 27, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Nice. The Old Maid on the rules card looks like the mean pinched face church lady from the William S Burroughs Thanksgiving prayer.

  • 2 mamie // Nov 30, 2010 at 5:57 am

    I like Mr INever’s hat!

  • 3 Gail // Dec 1, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    the old maid looks like she has a “lush’s nose”…definitely hitting the bottle..a little W.C. Fields combined with Peggy Guggenheim.

  • 4 Angela // Dec 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Mr. INever has the same lush’s nose.

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