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The New Pretty Village

Object Number: 
2000.444
Date: 
ca. 1897
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, tin
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 20 1/2 x 14 7/8 in. ( 2.5 x 52.1 x 37.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on the box: "THE NEW/ PRETTY VILLAGE/ 3/ COPYRIGHT/ 1897 BY/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ 547/ New York" printed: on the inside of the box: "THE PRETTY VILLAGE/ (A TOY TOWN)/ This set contains 16 folding buildings, and figures of men,/ women, animals, tree
Description: 
Miniature cardboard village in a box with a foldout town map, nineteen complete houses, six extra roofs, one partial house, four houses from anothor set, nine tin stands and 34 paper figures, trees, fences and accessories; box cover lithographed with an image of a boy and girl playing with a village set on a large table while a mother holding an infant looks on; box inscribed, "THE NEW/ PRETTY VILLAGE/ COPYRIGHT/ 1897 BY/ McLOUGHLIN BROS./ New York."
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