The Improved Fish Pond Game

Object Number: 
2000.233
Date: 
1888
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
Container (box): 1 1/2 × 17 1/4 × 4 1/4 in. (3.8 × 43.8 × 10.8 cm)
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "THE/ IMPROVED/ GAME OF/ FISH/ POND./ McLOUGHLIN BROS, NEW YORK./ COPYRIGHTED BY McLOUGHLIN BROS, NEW YORK, 1888"
Description: 
"The Improved Game of Fish Pond" in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of seven children sitting on a pier at the edge of the sea holding fishing lines; interior of the box decorated with a scene of pond containing lily pads and frogs, with 23 slits cut out in rows; 5 cardboard fish of various colors, with metal grommets to be caught by, and with their names printed on one side ("BASS", "SHAD") and numbers on the other; 1 wooden poles with string threaded through holes at end, with metal hooks at end of line; instructions printed on inside of cover.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group