[This description has been modified based upon new information]
Delightful game made by Russell Mfg. Co. (not to be confused with Russell Playing Card Co.) c.1931, called "The Comical Game of Whip." It consists of 8 sets of 4 identical illustrated cards, apparently to be used in a “Go Fish” type of game. Each of the 8 sets has whip, whipped, or whipping in the title: Whip-Poor-Will, Wind Whipped, Carpet Whipping, Just Whipped, Whipping Daddy, Afraid of Whip, Whip Dreams, and Never Whipped – the “Never Whipped” family showing an early portrait of Uncle Sam. The idea of “whipping” seems an odd unifying theme, and I have not seen cards like this before.
The cards are slightly short and wide, measuring 86mm x 62mm. There is no box.
The cards have been well used, with light soiling and many creases. Three of the worst cards are separately pictured. However, the cards are unusual enough that they may be of interest to those who collect “families” type card games.
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