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Children’s Card Games (200)

April 18th, 2013 · 2 Comments


For our 200th example of that curious, under the radar, often anonymous graphic genre, the children’s card game, please contemplate “Choice Thoughts by Longfellow,” an 1890 offering from Milton Bradley.  The player collects sets of five (a title and four quotations from a poem), as well as a binding card that affects the scoring.  I’ve chosen Longfellow’s sublimely silly poem “Excelsior,” a favorite of mine.

And here’s the colorful box.  What a nice house for choice thoughts!


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games · Liminal Graphics

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mamie // May 8, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    That’s a sweet and lovely card box.

  • 2 Doug // May 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I hope Longfellow was happy in that house.

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