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Children’s Card Games (149)

September 18th, 2011 · 5 Comments


“The House That Jack Built” has long been a dependable bit of children’s entertainment.  It’s also been the basis for a number of games, including this one.  There’s no date to be found, but it looks to be from sometime around 1900.  I like the cat’s quizzical expression and dignified posture: somewhat cartoony, but not too anthropomorphized.  And the colors are dashing.

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lisa // Sep 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Beautiful. This is definitely THE cat!

  • 2 Lisa // Sep 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Where did you find this one?

  • 3 Doug // Sep 18, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I found it at the flea market this morning.

  • 4 Angela // Sep 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    He is lovely.

  • 5 Gail // Sep 23, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    clearly the illustrator loves pussies and understands them. I like the really captures the way cats look at something so intensely looking down and aiming (especially something they want to kill)

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