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Lotto

Object Number: 
2000.474
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 10 in. ( 3.8 x 26.7 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "LOTTO/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. NEW YORK."
Description: 
"Lotto" a 'bingo'-type of game with twenty-four printed cards, box with 63 glass markers, five round cardboard counters and 78 wooden pieces each marked with a different number from 1 to 90 (missing 12) in a paper covered cardboard and wood box; each card printed with three rows of nine rectangles, each having five numbers printed on them; box cover printed with the image of a family playing "Lotto" around a parlor table and inscribed, "LOTTO/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. NEW YORK."; instuctions printed on the inside of the cover.
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