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The Ullage Group · 4d ago

Children’s Card Games (234)

“Famous Paintings,” published by the Cincinnati Game Company in 1897, offered a variation on the popular “Authors”: the players accumulated four paintings instead of authors. The paintings a...
The Ullage Group · 3W ago

The Doug Skinner Songbook

The Doug Skinner Songbook is now available! This elegant oversized paperback contains 46 of my songs, including such favorites as “Buenas Noches, Little Roaches,” “Love Me Unconditionally,” ...
The Ullage Group · 4W ago

Memorable Magazines (10): Underground Press Digest

Underground Press Digest was an obvious, although peculiar, idea. It featured “condensed” articles from the then active underground press: a sort of countercultural Reader’s Digest for the b...
The Ullage Group · 1M ago

Memorable Magazines (9): True Weird

True Weird was an exuberantly trashy magazine that offered articles on historical oddities and mysteries. It lasted three issues: November 1955, February 1956, and May 1956. Among the topics...
The Ullage Group · 2M ago

Children’s Card Games (233)

We have another “Jeu de 7 Familles.” Again, there’s no date or publisher, but it has the same box and back as the last example. This deck is devoted to “Cinema”; you see here the grandmother...
The Ullage Group · 2M ago

Children’s Card Games (232)

The “Picture-Word Game” was created by Edward W. Dolch, and published by The Garrard Press in 1941. Each card contained a word and its picture on one side, and just the word on the other. Th...
The Ullage Group · 2M ago

Illustrated Songbooks (3)

Chansons de France was published in 1928 by Librairie Plon. J. B. Weckerlin arranged the traditional songs, and M. B. de Monvel provided illustrations. The music is set within the pictures, ...
The Ullage Group · 2M ago

Children’s Card Games (231)

“Le jeu de 7 familles” (the game of seven families) is a popular French children’s card game. It never caught on in the US, for some reason. The deck contains seven families, each comprising...
The Ullage Group · 3M ago

That Regrettable Weekend

That Regrettable Weekend contains 20 of my songs, plus the eponymous instrumental. You can find it on Bandcamp. I play soprano, banjo, and baritone ukuleles; keyboards; Tremoloa; Ukelin; bul...
The Ullage Group · 3M ago

Illustrated Songbooks (2)

The Baby’s Opera, an 1877 offering from Walter Crane, includes both decorated sheet music and full-page illustrations, all at 7 and a half inches square. This is what songbooks should look l...