The Good Old Game of Corner Grocery

Object Number: 
1992.12.2
Date: 
ca. 1887
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 6 7/8 x 5 3/8 in. ( 2.5 x 17.5 x 13.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: sample captions on cards: "1 POUND/OOLONG TEA/50 CENTS"; "1 PACKAGE/MACARONI/15 CENTS"; "1 PACKAGE/GELATINE/15 CENTS" printed: sample phrases on pink game pieces: "10/CENTS"; "1/CENT"; "25/CENTS"; written in pencil on makeshift game pieces: "$1.
Description: 
Card game consisting of 38 cards, with 6 different illustrations (delivery cart, storefront, inside of store, basket of groceries, children standing in front of counter manned by storekeeper, and woman and child in front of cashier's window) with name, amount, and price of food printed underneath; 107 round cardboard tokens, pink on reverse, with values printed on obverse in cardboard box covered in paper with maroon vine and blue flowers; 93 slips of brown and white paper, with values written in pencil; instruction booklet; in cardboard box covered in red paper with cover illustration (in various colors) of storekeeper behind counter and 3 men sitting around pot-bellied stove.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group