Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater

Object Number: 
2000.410
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 8 x 12 5/8 in. ( 1.9 x 20.3 x 32.1 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "Peter,/ eter,/ pumpkin/ eater./ Parker Brothers,/ Salem Mass., U.S.A."
Description: 
"Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater" board game with four wooden playing pieces, a spinner and a board set into the bottom half of the paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of a woman inside a pumpkin with her head and limbs poking out, a man in a top hat and thigh high gaiters is seated atop the pumpkin; box cover inscribed, "Peter,/ Peter,/ pumpkin/ eater./ Parker Brothers,/ Salem Mass., U.S.A."; board with a chromolithographed path winding through a pumpkin patch.
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