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The Game of the World's History

Object Number: 
2000.619
Date: 
1894
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 2.9 x 21.6 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ GAME/ OF THE/ WORLD'S/ HISTORY/ PUBLISHED BY/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM MASS. U.S.A./ COPYRIGHT 1894./ FALL OF SEBASTOPOL/ EMPEROR WILLIAM & BISMARK/ JOAN OF ARC/ LAYING ATLANTIC CABLE"
Description: 
Card game "The Game of the World's History" with 60 playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with the inscription, "THE/ GAME/ OF THE/ WORLD'S/ HISTORY/ PUBLISHED BY/ PARKER BROTHERS/ SALEM MASS. U.S.A." in a cartouche surrounded by images of the "FALL OF SEBASTOPOL", "EMPEROR WILLIAM & BISMARK", "JOAN OF ARC." and "LAYING ATLANTIC CABLE" with the identifying inscriptions in banners.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group