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Divided Proverbs, A new, Amusing, and Instructive Game for Everybody, But Especially Intended for Teachers and Students of the English, German, French and Spanish Languages. Published and for sale by The Phonographic Institute, Cincinnati, O.   Copyright
2 sets of cards--each printed in 4 languages. Set 1 is the first half of the proverb; Set 2 contains the conclusion to the proverb.
Hand Made Game of Old Maid - Gender Roles Occupations. ..c1940s
An interesting take on the game of Old Maid. A set of 39 numbered cards. The cards are numbered in pairs (1-18) with each set depicting a different occupation with a card for a man and another for a woman. A true study in gender roles -- 1 - A priest and a nun 2 - Circus Performers - burly male clown with an ax and a delicate woman tight rope walker in pink 3 - Wait Staff - a male in tails with a menu and a female cafeteria worker 4- Tailor designing pants and a seamstress hemming a dress 5- Hair Dressers - man styling hair and women washing hair 6- Street Merchants - Man with an ice cream card and woman selling vegetables 7 - Gardening - man digging and woman with watering can 8 - Cleaners - man with vacuum and woman with feather duster 9 - Artists - man carrying finished works and woman with paints and an easel 10 - Cookery - man sampling and preparing a dish and woman rolling dough 11 - Office Workers - man executive with brief case and woman typing 12 - Playing - boy on a hobby horse with a toy gun and girl playing with doll 13 - Beggars - man organ grinder with  monkey and woman (waif) begging with her apron extended 14 - Musicians - man conductor and woman plays harp 15 - Sports - man down hill skiing and woman diving 16 -  Butchers - man chopping meat with clever and woman twists sausages 17 -  Farming - man wheels a  scythe and woman milks a cow 18 - Leisure time - man whittles a man and woman plays with  toy village 19 - Medical Profession - man is a doctor setting a bone and woman is a nurse pushing a dinner card. 20 - The old maid and her cat... Drawn with pen and crayon. Reverse is blank.  Measure 5 3/8" x 3 1/2".   Housed in a plain white box  with "Old Maid" crayoned on the top. .
Johann Strauss Kinderspiele Polka Française, für das Pianoforte, op. 304 [Children's Games, French Polka for the Pianoforte]. Wien, C. A. Spina..1866
7 pages, cover has a floral decoration along with the image of six children dancing in a circle. The inside cover contains a list of of other songs published by Johann Strauss and his two brothers Josef and Eduard. In German.  Measures 13 1/2" x 10 1/4".. Inscribed. Toned and soiled due to age. Tape repair on inside front cover.
McLoughlin Bros. Game of Bear Hunt Board 1870
The front has an applied label depicting a bear and cubs in the woods with a hunter in the tree.
Neues Carricaturen Spiel [New Caricatures Game]. .Germany.1870
A 15 1/2" x 12" hand-colored lithographic German board game with anthropomorphic characters. Originally illustrated by Jakob Schmitt some time between 1820-1830, this is a reprint on thick board from around 1870. There are are forty-one (41) numbered squares, half of have characters in them. Square #41 is the large drawing in the center that depicts anthropomorphic characters at a banquet. There are instructions at the bottom, in German.. Minor edge wear and toning due to age.
Peterli rat! c1890s German Lotto Style Counting Game c 1900
A 10” x 13” boxed game with applied litho label.  It is Peterli rat! – Lustiges Gesellschaftsspiel fur grosse u. kleine Kinder (social game for children young and old). c1900.
Promotional Brochure - Table Tennis - The New Indoor Game. Exciting and Entertaining to Adults and Children. ..
A single-fold promotional or instruction booklet for Table Tennis - The New Indoor Game.  Cover image depicts a properly attired  Mom and Dad playing in the parlor while the family looks on.  Includes Directions  and suggests using a dining-table about 6 feet by 4 feet; the larger the table the better.  This is followed by two pages of Rules.  Two are in bold - There is no Second Service as in Lawn Tennis. No volleying is allowed. Presented by the "H" company, with a logo a diamond surrounding the "H".   Measures 6" x 3 1/2".  The game was invented to bring lawn tennis indoors..