Game of Ba-a Ba-a Black Sheep

Object Number: 
2000.693
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 2.2 x 9.2 x 12.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "GAME OF/ BA-A/ BA-A/ BLACK/ SHEEP/ COPYRIGHTED 1888 McLOUGHLIN BROS, N. Y."
Description: 
"Game of Ba-a Ba-a Black Sheep" card game with 31 playing cards with chromolithographed images of the "The Black Sheep", "Little Boy who lives down the Lane", "The Black Sheep's Master", and the "The Black Sheep's Dame" in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of a black sheep and a small girl with an umbrella; box inscribed, "GAME OF/ BA-A/ BA-A/ BLACK/ SHEEP/ COPYRIGHTED 1888 McLOUGHLIN BROS, N. Y."
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group