1930s Old Maid Russell Manufacturing Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Old Maid Russell Manufacturing
Year 1930s
Size 1 5/8″ x 2 3/8″
Images Color
Type Game Cards
Number in Set

1930s Old Maid Russell Manufacturing Overview

1930s Old Maid - Harry Homer.jpgOld Maid is a popular children’s game involving matching pairs of cards. The game has been produced for more than 100 years as its popularity has continued throughout generations.

One older set believed to be have been produced around the 1930s actually included a baseball card. Character ‘Harry Homer’ is pictured batting and waiting for a pitch.

The set also utilized many of the same characters from another set believed to be printed earlier in the 1920s. The interesting thing is that the earlier set included a generic drawing of a baseball player named ‘Bill Homer’ while the one in this set uses a similar pose and is named ‘Harry Homer.’ Why the manufacturer kept many of the other same names but changed this one is unknown.

A total of 23 pairs are in the set along with the Old Maid card.

1930s Old Maid Russell Manufacturing Checklist

Note that each card has two cards in the entire set to represent the pairs needed to play the game. However, the Old Maid card has only one. Therefore, while 24 different cards are included, there are 47 in the entire set.

  1. Big Hop
  2. Bill Pig
  3. Bo Peep
  4. Buffalo Bill
  5. Captain Kidd
  6. Curly Locks
  7. Dan Daub
  8. Danny Boon
  9. Harry Homer (Baseball)
  10. Hasty Horace
  11. Lily White
  12. Melon Moe
  13. Miss Muffett
  14. Mistress Mary
  15. Old King Cole
  16. Old Maid
  17. Percy Brooke
  18. Prudy Prim
  19. Sally Scrub
  20. Sammy Swipe
  21. Sitting Bull
  22. Susie Q.
  23. Susie Sweet
  24. Tomboy Tillie

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